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Shotguns 101

Curious about these skinny, oh-so-New Orleans houses that dot the city? Tulane University professor and geographer, Richard Campanella, digs in deep on the shotgun dwellings and busts some of the rumors associated with the homes, like the theory "that shotgun houses were designed in New Orleans in response to a real estate tax based on frontage rather than square footage, motivating narrow structures. There's one major problem with this theory. No one can seem to find that tax code." [NOLA.com]