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!
Early 20th century decorative painting on a coffered ceiling in the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, AZ.
Decorative painting is most commonly associated with the interiors of the 19th century, but it continued to be used in high-end interiors up until the Depression. This spectacular ceiling is located in the Spanish Colonial Revival style mansion constructed between 1929 and 1931 for chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. Architect Earl Heitschmidt of Los Angeles designed the home at a cost of $1.2 million. The house is now operated as a private club.
Restoring and recreating decorative painting from all eras is covered in Chapter 18 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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!