The October 2008 issue of Budget Travel Magazine listed 25 reasons to love New Orleans, with its historic architecture coming in at #14. New Orleans’ Favorite Shotguns is recommended as an excellent companion for exploring the city’s gems.

From Budget Travel Magazine:

Rifling through architecture

A shotgun house is a narrow, often one-story affair with each room situated behind the other. (The idea is that if you fired a shot at the entrance, it would travel through every room and out the back.) The city’s shotguns tend to be colorfully painted; a row of them strikes a picturesque pose. Driving through the Upper Ninth Ward, Bywater, Faubourg Marigny, Irish Channel, Uptown, and Riverbend neighborhoods provides concentrated viewing. New Orleans’ Favorite Shotguns, by Mary Fitzpatrick and Alex Lemann, is a useful companion; buy it at the Preservation Resource Center. 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 504/581-7032,

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