shotgun house


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shotgun house

Built primarily in the rural southern regions of the United States from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, a one- or one-and-a-half-story house (commonly supported on short piers), one room wide and several rooms deep, with all rooms and their doors in a straight line perpendicular to the street; a narrow gable front with a porch, and often with a similar porch at the rear.
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Broom's father, Simon, who worked maintenance at NASA, died when she was 6 months old, and her mother, Ivory, was left to fend for herself and the children still living in their yellow shotgun house that Ivory had bought for $3,200 in cash when she was 19.
In the first week of September, as spiders emerged and spun webs everywhere, Tangle managed to rent the shotgun house. He placed an ad in the in the classified section of the Denton Record-Chronicle and within a week had an appointment with a man named Yeeter Lee.
THAT morning I'd been to Elvis's birthplace, a two-roomed shotgun house (if you fired a bullet through the front door it would exit through the back) built by his father, Vernon.
And it is interesting to visit these Americans in 1945--Jesse Jackson was growing up m a shotgun house on Haynie Street in Greenville, S.C.; President Clinton was in Hope, Ark., where his grandfather ran a grocery store patronized largely by Blacks; former President Bush had just returned from the South Pacific and was on his way to Yale; former President Carter was in Plains, Ga., and says with his usual frankness that his father would have been considered a segregationist today although his mother was the only person in the county who openly opposed segregation.
Many of Buchanan's shacks take the form of the shotgun house, which can be found throughout the South and has its architectural roots in Central Africa and Haiti.
Living with him in her grandmother's three-room shotgun house, Mama rarely sleeps with Martin:
The starting point is a traditional New Orleans housing type, the long, narrow shotgun house, which is abstractly represented through an almost exaggerated, gable roof and generous front porch.
Sample the Shotgun House's mouthwatering barbeque, and as its name suggests, dine in an old shotgun house.
Digital manufacturing is represented by two completely different approaches, both using plywood: harry Sass and his team at MIT have built a weird replica of a New Orleans shotgun house while Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier have gone for the freeform, rough-and-ready option with their Burst House.
Stories sweat down from the French Quarter's trellised terraces, haunt the neon bar lights of the Marigny, and are bellowed and whispered in the shotgun houses of Treme.
The restaurants, scattered among the neighborhood's shotgun houses, serve the city's typically delicious and decadent cuisine.
One of Rakestraw's latest endeavors has been the renovation of three one-bedroom shotgun houses in the heart of downtown Tupelo on North Green Street known as the Greensboro Cottages.