The shotgun house is not so much an architectural style as a "structural typology” defined by space rather than style. A type that may be draped in any fashion: shotgun houses are adorned in Italianate, Eastlake & other styles, just as there are Creole & Federalist style townhouses, and Spanish colonial & Greek revival cottages.
The gaping sinkhole that swallowed Canal Street last month exposed more than just New Orleans' propensity to fall apart. It also unearthed the city's expansive building history and a controversial vision that almost turned it into the Creole version of Houston.
For Central City couple, renovation of home is a labor of love | When Colleen Evans and Greg Lusignan were dating, he said something that hooked Evans immediately. “Greg told me he had a dream of renovating an old house, maybe in