Shotgun Cottage

Isaac Kremer/ January 9, 2021/ / 0 comments

A single-story structure, one room wide and two or more rooms deep, this long linear cottage is usually capped by a gable-front roof. Hip roofs are also common as are shed-type front porches. Middle rooms frequently have a side exterior door. Chimney placement varies. This form was first introduced in the early nineteenth century. Kniffen 1936, 186; Finley and Scott 1940, 417; Newton 1971, 15; Vlach 1976, 52; Rifldnd 1980, 94; Noble 1984, 95. (Jakle, 1989)

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