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Thursday, February 28, 2019

How tiny shotgun houses can help solve Dallas' housing crisis — if we'd just stop knocking them down | Architecture | Dallas News

How tiny shotgun houses can help solve Dallas' housing crisis — if we'd just stop knocking them down | Architecture | Dallas News: It should come as no surprise that in Dallas, a city known (or perhaps notorious) for its mansions and McMansions, the lowly shotgun house has become an endangered architectural species. These small houses, typically with three rooms aligned back-to-back (a shotgun blast ostensibly could go straight through without hitting an interior wall) were once common in low-income and working-class areas, especially neighborhoods designated for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era.