Glendale Shotgun Houses

Many of the early houses at Glendale were of the type known as "Shotgun Houses". They supposedly were called this because of their long narrow construction. It was said that you could stand in the front door and shoot a shotgun down through the house out the back door. The shotgun houses were on one side of 16th Street,  now called Highland Street. All of these early house were torn down long ago. Gerald Quinn, who grew up in Glendale, has furnished the following photos about Glendale houses.

An example of an early shotgun house in Glendale.

Another example of an early shotgun house in Glendale.

This is not a shotgun house. It is one of the later Glendale houses being renovated.

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