Two Decatur Shotgun Houses!Decatur Metro | April 12, 2010
While many Atlanta in-town neighborhoods, like Inman Park, have countless examples of shotgun houses (a very popular house-type in the American South from around 1865-1920) Decatur has surprisingly few.
Last week, my curiosity got the better of me and I asked Decatur’s Preservation Planner Regina Brewer if there were any examples of shotgun houses left inside the city limits.
And though no one at the city was able to confirm Melissa’s recent report of two shotgun houses along the 700 block of Sycamore Drive, Laura Drummond – who recently worked on Decatur’s Historic Resources Survey – points out two double-shotgun houses on East Lake Drive in Oakhurst!
At first glance, they sorta look like two Craftman-style bungalows smashed together.