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New Orleans' favorite shotguns

Are shotgun houses way cooler than McMansions? Of course!

When my copy of New Orleans' Favorite Shotguns arrived at my house, it did feel like opening a box full of sunshine. Mary Fitzpatrick and Alex Lemann are the authors of this book, which contains more than 100 delightful photographs. The compact and colorful gem benefits the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (where I once interned). Enjoy the complex simplicity of the most memorable vernacular architecture in the Deep South. People share stories about the love of home, family, and community. It's a fabulous and happy book, a great find for anyone who loves New Orleans or wants to know why this Gulf Coast city is so special. More information can be found on the Preservation Resource Center's website.