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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shotgun House

c. 1880

 
 
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May 8, 2019
1. Shotgun House Marker
Inscription.  
This shotgun house is from Tally-Ho Plantation in the Bayou Goula area and typical of the style built after Reconstruction (1877) for the share-croppers and tenant farmers.

The term "shotgun" refers to a building that is one room wide and several rooms deep, with all the doors aligned.
 
Erected by Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 30° 24.627′ N, 91° 6.835′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane south of Interstate 10. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Acadian House (within shouting distance of this marker); Split-Cypress Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Germain Bergeron House (within shouting distance of this marker); College Grove Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Jack

Shotgun House Marker image. Click for full size.
May 8, 2019
2. Shotgun House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cane Grinder (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum grounds.
 
Also see . . .  Museum Website. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019.
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