Shotgun House at Old Alabama Town

This shotgun house, located on the grounds of Old Alabama Town, is so named for the arrangement of rooms one behind the other, with all of the doors in the same place in each. Thus, it was said, that a shotgun fired at the front door would shoot cleanly through the house and out the back door.

Courtesy of the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division