A Shotgun House Primer

The folks at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans have put together a concise guide to shotgun houses.

Shotgun house on Rampart Street in New Orleans' Faubourg Marigny neighborhood.

Shotgun house on Rampart Street in New Orleans’ Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. Wikicommons image.

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.


About Adventures in Preservation

Huge fans of the world's architectural heritage, making it a point to seek out historic buildings wherever we travel. Bloggers include co-founder of Adventures in Preservation, a non-profit organizing historic preservation-based volunteer vacations, and AiP interns.
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One Response to A Shotgun House Primer

  1. I was wondering how to define a shotgun house! I saw the term recently and hadn’t yet researched it. Thanks for sharing! I will be in LA on business in May and can’t wait to see Nola homes first hand!

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