Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Shotgun Houses of NOLA on Twitter

I was skimming through our New Orleans Twitter List and I was reminded of the term "Shotgun House", which refers to a type of home that is common in the South. According to Wikipedia a "Shotgun House" is "
 a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house. It was the most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War (1861–65), through the 1920s.

A Shotgun House Video 

Shotgun House Tweets 

And for you architectural enthusiasts, here is one so you can brush up on your "Shotgun house" carpentry terminology..

Shotgun Homes on Houzz

4123 S Saratoga St. NOLA

This Houzz post has some good historical info about the reason for the building of so many shotgun homes in NOLA.

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