Wyatt Street Shotgun House Historic District

Lakes Trail Region
300 Block of Wyatt Street Waxahachie, TX 75165

Built from 1900-1935, the Wyatt Street shotgun houses feature a design - three to five rooms with no hallways - with origins in Africa and the Caribbean. Built and inhabited by the city's booming African American population, shotgun houses were cheap to build, and their narrow designs allowed for good airflow, an important consideration in hot climates prior to the advent of air conditioning. Shotgun housing was a common residential building type throughout the South from Reconstruction to the early 20th century.

Wyatt Street Shotgun House Historic District

300 Block of Wyatt Street Waxahachie, TX 75165

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