The preservation resource center has declared march to be shotgun house month, sponsoring a range of activities skip to article menu 'new orleans, an anthropological history. 2)mobility/diffusion 3)globalization: mobility of capital, cultures and people is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. Housing culture 1 houses one type is the shotgun house with roots in africa 4 diffusion of new england house types fig 4-10: four main new england house. For example, the haitians brought the shotgun house and the voodoo religion to louisiana the word voodoo is derived from the african word voudun , which means deity in yoruba or insight in fon (bodin 1990.
What is a shotgun house it's a historic architectural style with a long, narrow layout, with each room leading into the next the wild history of the shotgun house. But the bell family knew this house was special cameron loved the history of this house and the fact that this was one of the only two shotgun houses in waco, explained joanna on her blog. The shotgun house is ubiquitous in many new orleans neighborhoods it is a staple of the housing market and has deep ties to the city earlier this year the times-picayune and nolacom ran an article discussing the history of the structure. Have you ever heard of a shotgun house i hadn't either until my in laws bought one (actually two) shotgun houses are so named because, supposedly, a shotgun fired through the front door would pass straight through the house and out the.
Throughout the history of the united states, each culture group has developed or altered its own set of diagnostic traits in an attempt to a. Pack your bag and head out in search of history west side story: covington's shotgun houses there's a market for the oft-maligned shotgun house, a narrow. Resulted in the diffusion of regional styles on a national level, including one commonly found in houston's black communities: the shotgun house3 1916 receiving this name because a shotgun shell fired at the. Culture regions and the invention-diffusion process have what type of spatial arrangement in common single-family house in north america, the cultural geographer. Furthermore, while a few vernacular house types, like the shotgun, cape cod, and three-decker, are regionally recognized and documented, these houses are the exceptions not the rule(2) far more often the houses we typically see have been only marginally studied and, as a result, can seldom be compared or analyzed with any degree of accuracy.
Once scorned, now cherished, shotguns shed light on patterns of cultural diffusion, class and residential settlement, social preferences and construction methods the shotgun house is not an architectural style rather, it is a structural typology — what folklorist john michael vlach described as a philosophy of space, a culturally. The geography of the shotgun house diffusion argument kniffen showed in the 1930s that shotguns generally occurred along a history and other books. The shotgun house is one of the most prevalent and persistent types of folk architecture in oklahoma like shotguns found elsewhere, it is one room wide, two or more rooms deep, and one story high, and it has a door in each end. Dave your old house expert explores the features of shotgun homes in new orleans.
American house styles come in many shapes, some with architectural details borrowed from classical profiles, some unique to the new world the story of these styles' evolution parallels the timeline of american history—a colony dependent on the mother country turns into an industrial nation with a unique design language. History of shotgun houses when you read history, you can find very interesting details elvis presley was born in a shotgun house, you need see it, he. A house standing since l887 has endured one-third of the history of european settlement in louisiana an old house built in l947, one-ninth yet, most houses seen by most people are not more than forty years old.
This post is by our guest blogger house crazy sarah it was originally posted on her website, wwwhouse-crazycom she's writing about shotgun houses - an architectural style most commonly found in the southern states, but she does reference a few examples found north of the mason dixon line. Existing literature regarding the dogtrot house type and analyzes the architectural history of the remaining dogtrot type homes in new orleans in order to establish that they are correctly classified, and also to investigate any possible links with rural dogtrots. - entire home/apt for $325 this shotgun house has been completely renovated enjoy the ambiance of this historic waco home nestled in the heart of downtown, and baylor. History the gamble house, the robie house is an example of his american craftsman inspired prairie school design  in the early 1900s,.
Where did the shotgun house come from, we may be artificially yoking together a multiplicity of linear house types—built by timucuan indians planting maize, from 'la floride français, scénes de la vie indienne peintes. The house has interior chimneys that are characteristic of the shotgun house, with a double-sided fireplace in the living and bedrooms and a separate chimney in the kitchen. Find and save ideas about shotgun house on pinterest | see more ideas about shotgun house plans, small home plans and house layout plans.