The folks at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans have put together a concise guide to shotgun houses.
The primer touches on the origins of the vernacular form and descibes the variations found in the region and in New Orleans in particular. Shotgun houses are the most common housing types in many of that city’s historic neighbourhoods.
If you’re a fan of shotgun houses, AiP has a shotgun house preservation project in the works in Shreveport, Louisiana. Let us know if you’d like project updates or to learn when volunteers will be needed to pitch in at this hands-on building conservation project.