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.
This web site has been started as a
public service to share the story of Glendale. The web master and
person to contact about putting information on the web site is Mary
McKinney Teaster. Contact her at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See
more information about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.