Old housing holds history
This experience has become even more of a special memory now that I know shotgun houses are in danger of vanishing from the southern landscape. As a proponent of historic preservation, this is disappointing news indeed. According to Wikipedia, shotgun houses were popularly built in New Orleans and throughout the South from the end of the Civil War (1865) through the 1920s. They typically contain three-five rooms in a row with no hallways.