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May 17, 2013
kjustice wrote:
Want to see some,old,southern, plantation, homes

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architecture Pays Tribute to the Tax Man
The shotgun house in New Orleans can trace its roots directly to tax policy. First, taxes were levied on street frontage, so the houses were kept narrow and deep. As tax revenues fell because of all of these narrow houses, the tax man started to levy taxes on the number of rooms, with hallways and closets counting as rooms. The solution, eliminate hallways and closets.

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hlawton1 added this to Homes
February 22, 2015
1 story
awilkinson7 added this to Outdoor
January 18, 2015
Fence/gate in front of house
rbjd1961 added this to rbjd1961's ideas
November 29, 2014
LIght doors and dark floors
stupidity1234 added this to stupidity1234's ideas
November 22, 2014
shotgun desoto st
krc1995 added this to Exterior
November 8, 2014
Shotgun stle
Melissa Balderas added this to melissa_balderas's ideas
October 16, 2014
erinoconnor5 added this to erinoconnor5's ideas
September 29, 2014
cgmesa added this to cgmesa's Ideas
September 21, 2014
Prettiest small house
Rebecca Webster added this to rebecca_webster's Ideas
August 21, 2014
pirozek added this to french inspirations
July 2, 2014
Pool house idea
dsf2128 added this to Patio Ideas
June 10, 2014
Shutters over door/windows
Gloria Gash added this to gloriagash's ideas
May 18, 2014
mmardis added this to Robertson Lake House
May 4, 2014
frozenmusicinc added this to frozenmusicinc's ideas
April 3, 2014
New Orleans Shot Gun House
Sunbird Construction, LLC added this to olb123's ideas
February 8, 2014
roof line
lgralton added this to lgralton's ideas
February 3, 2014
mcarra added this to Exteriors
January 31, 2014
Cute Cottage
nppettij added this to SHOTGUN STYLE
January 26, 2014
Arceli Baranda added this to arceli_baranda's ideas
January 15, 2014
amazing I like it
Lily Wells added this to lily_wells's Ideas
January 6, 2014
Front gate
Monica Coleman added this to Mardi Gras 'n Mudbugs
December 27, 2013
cozy cozy
Nikki Chatelain added this to nikki_chatelain's ideas
September 1, 2013
My perfect house
joshuaandbayliedreams added this to Exterior Ideas
August 20, 2013
I love tall windows!!!
Cathy Rogers added this to cathyarogers's ideas
August 6, 2013
Shotgun Style House
jtmac74721 added this to jtmac74721's Ideas
June 24, 2013
Yard idea 5
cariver added this to cariver's ideas
June 24, 2013
utterly charming project
081757suzie added this to exterior bungalows
June 19, 2013
love this look
joanncreid added this to joanncreid's Ideas
June 9, 2013
Colors and style
guariscoj added this to guariscoj's ideas
May 21, 2013
overall look/landscaping
nancy33 added this to Dream House
May 5, 2013
Love the New Orleans cottages
Catie Droptini added this to porches
April 26, 2013
moni_taylor added this to moni_taylor’s ideas
March 19, 2013
paintlassie added this to paintlassie's ideas
March 10, 2013
New Orleans shotgun house
kimlennox added this to kimlennox's Favorites
February 18, 2013
Cher Caruso added this to Other/Miscellaneous
December 31, 2012
Interesting back story.
alanin502 added this to alanin502's ideas
December 27, 2012
Exterior paint and windows as well as landscaping
Michelle Perry, Realtor, Licensed in Texas added this to Houses I love
December 14, 2012
I still love the Old New Orleans houses.
arabella504 added this to arabella504's ideas
November 26, 2012
house color
englishtheriot added this to House
November 7, 2012
New orleans
bobbyprince added this to bobbyprince's ideas
October 31, 2012
New Orleans Shotgun House
Glenda Pearson added this to glenda_pearson's ideas
October 22, 2012
The Style is beautiful!
yves96 added this to yves96's Ideas
October 6, 2012
Jan51 added this to Jan_Pierce's ideas
September 1, 2012
Love the exterior of the house, landscaping & iron fence!
adyboo added this to adyboo's ideas
August 4, 2012
jslee added this to jslee's Ideas
July 21, 2012
alikimble added this to alikimble's ideas!
July 8, 2012
all of it
kathleen wishart added this to kwishart's ideas
June 12, 2012
1014grmich added this to 1014grmich's Favorites
April 22, 2012
Shotgun house...kept narrow to avoid higher taxes... Tax men began taxing number of closets thus very few closets
wkuandrea added this to shotgun house exterior
April 15, 2012
bkeene added this to little houses
March 6, 2012
Cute little old house
Terra brewer added this to Misc.
February 15, 2012
Old school new Orleans
cotk8305 added this to cotk8305's ideas
January 19, 2012
love the landscaping. esp. iron fence
gramm1 added this to gramm1's ideas
January 8, 2012
bluecurrant added this to blue currant's copied ideas from others
January 8, 2012
I could live here.
vmlett added this to vmlett's ideas
November 23, 2011
new orleans stele
itsasteele added this to itsasteele's Favorites
November 15, 2011
terryfayard added this to terryfayard's ideas
August 19, 2011
So New Orleans!
cocosmama added this to cocosmama's ideas
April 21, 2011
love new orleans homes
lagabby added this to lagabby's ideas
April 3, 2011
decor of exterior of typical shotgun house
timjanbell added this to timjanbell's ideas
March 1, 2011
roofline on dormer
Daniel Harris added this to djacobharris's Favorites
November 8, 2010
khebert821 added this to khebert821's ideas
April 22, 2010
tworespect added this to tworespect's ideas
October 24, 2009
The landscape and fences.
ninaperozzo added this to ninaperozzo's ideas
October 10, 2009
Shotgun House
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