The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
The house was designed by Boston architect George D. Rand for Samuel S. Sewall in 1883. The Sewalls were a prominent ship building family in Bath, Maine through several generations. Bath is still known as “The City of Ships.”
The oriel window in the broad gable with its stylized half -timbering effect and profusion of Aesthetic Movement design elements, such as the repeated sunflower motif, relate this house to the English Queen Anne, while the ample porch, patterned wood shingle siding, and tower with its bulbous roof from are more of the American Queen Anne style that emerged from the English version. The Queen Anne Style was developed in England and made its way to American in the 1870’s. Initially used for grand mansions, it was eventually also used for everything from mansions to millworker cottages.
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!