The "Shotgun" style of housing is usually associated with the
American South. This style was efficient and inexpensive. The Shotgun Style is a
single story structure with a narrow gabled roof. This style usually is contained
three or four rooms. The term "shotgun" style is derived from a design that makes
it possible to shoot straight through a house! It is more likely that this
term originated from the West African word "To-Gan" (meaning "meeting house").