You can’t even talk about New Orleans architecture without including the iconic shotgun!
There are plenty of myths, legends and folklore surrounding them. My favorite it the old idea that you could shoot a gun through the front door and the bullet would go all the way through the back without hitting a single thing on the way!
Shotguns can be all sorts of different styles…
You have singles, doubles, camelbacks and side halls. The only real requirement is that the roofline is perpendicular to the street.
Every year, the Preservation Resource Center allows people inside a handful of these homes to show how they can be updated for modern living.
If you’d like to check them out for yourself, tickets are still available! They’re $20 for members and $25 for non-members and available on the Preservation Resource Center website.
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View my WGNO interview about the home tour here.