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Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shotgun House

Santa Monica Landmark

 
 
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By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
1. Shotgun House Marker
Inscription. This extremely narrow cottage, built sometime between 1895 and 1902, remained unaltered for over one hundred years. One room wide and four rooms deep, with no connecting hallway, it displays the defining characteristics of a "shotgun house,” common in Ocean Park for housing tourists and residents. Its simple board and batten construction is enhanced by diamond-pattern shingles and decorative corbels typical of the Late Victorian (Queen Anne) style. It was moved from its original location at 2712 Second Street in 2002, and rehabilitated in 2014.
 
Erected 1998 by City of Santa Monica.
 
Location. 34° 0.187′ N, 118° 29.021′ W. Marker is in Santa Monica, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and Norman Place, on the right when traveling south on Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2520 2nd St, Santa Monica CA 90405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocean Park Branch Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Jones House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Ink Well” (approx. half a
Shotgun House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
2. Shotgun House and Marker
mile away); The Santa Monica Pier Carousel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Monica Pier (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rapp's Saloon (approx. one mile away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Olympiad Rose Bush (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Monica.
 
More about this marker. Shotgun House is open Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday from 11 am - 2 pm.
 
Also see . . .  Shotgun House. Website of the Santa Monica Conservancy has information on 100 historic places in Santa Monica. (Submitted on July 3, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Shotgun House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
3. Shotgun House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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