Shotgun Houses of New Orleans & Architectural Brackets Photos

The shotgun term for a house stems from a style where every room in what is essentially a one-story cottage is directly in a line from front to back so if one were to fire a shotgun in the front door, pellets would go through every room & exit the back door. Most of this style in New Orleans are double shotguns or two such residences joined side by side into a single structure. This style of house incorporate some of the most brightly painted wooden brackets between the walls & roof.

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Brackets of shotgun double house. New Orleans, LA.Red & gray brackets of shotgun double house. New Orleans, LA.Details of brackets on blue shotgun house. New Orleans, LA.Double shotgun house with green shutters. New Orleans, LA.
Brackets of shotgun double house (1310-12 Chartres St.). New Orleans, LA.Red & gray brackets of shotgun double house (1304 Chartres St.). New Orleans, LA.Details of brackets on blue shotgun house (1233 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Double shotgun house with green shutters (1218 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.
Shotgun house with red trim & purple shutters. New Orleans, LA.Double shotgun house. New Orleans, LA.Details of brackets. New Orleans, LA.Details of brackets. New Orleans, LA.
Shotgun house with red trim & purple shutters (1212 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Double shotgun house (1209-11 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Details of brackets (1209-11 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Details of brackets (1204-06 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.
Double shotgun houses. New Orleans, LA.Streetscape along Governor Nicholls St. from Bourbon. New Orleans, LA.Double Gothic cottage at. New Orleans, LA.Double French-style cottage at. New Orleans, LA.
Double shotgun houses (1207 Bourbon St. & higher). New Orleans, LA.Streetscape along Governor Nicholls St. from Bourbon. New Orleans, LA.Double Gothic cottage at (1125 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Double French-style cottage at (1109-1111 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.
Details of brackets on wooden house. New Orleans, LA.Double shotgun-style cottage. New Orleans, LA.Yellow French-style house. New Orleans, LA.Double house with elaborate gable carving. New Orleans, LA.
Details of brackets on wooden house (1030 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Double shotgun-style cottage (1011 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Yellow French-style house (933 Bourbon St.). New Orleans, LA.Double house (910-12 Dauphine St.) with elaborate gable carving. New Orleans, LA.
Detail of gable decoration. New Orleans, LA.Bright yellow & blue shotgun houses. New Orleans, LA.Single shotgun house. New Orleans, LA.Pink shotgun house. New Orleans, LA.
Detail of gable decoration (910-12 Dauphine St.). New Orleans, LA.Bright yellow & blue shotgun houses (1030-32 Dauphine St.). New Orleans, LA.Single shotgun house (1034 Dauphine St.). New Orleans, LA.Pink shotgun house (1116-20 Dauphine St.). New Orleans, LA.
House with brackets & cast-iron decoration just below Dauphine. New Orleans, LA.Fan shaped brackets. New Orleans, LA.Decorated brackets. New Orleans, LA.
House with brackets & cast-iron decoration (833 Barracks St.) just below Dauphine. New Orleans, LA.Fan shaped brackets (926 St. Peter St.). New Orleans, LA.Decorated brackets (910 St. Peter St.). New Orleans, LA.

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