Dating old shotgun houses

Shotgun houses were more prevalent in other Southern cities such as New Orleans and Mobile, Ala.

But some popped up in Savannah, most of which have been demolished.

Worse yet, the city of Savannah wanted the land underneath as part of the continuing redevelopment of the Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood. "You've got to realize one thing – this is the Brownville community, one of the oldest black communities in the city," said Eddie Epps, who's lived in Cuyler-Brownville since 1959. The church won't settle for less." The church is Abyssinia Baptist Church, which has joined the city and the Historic Savannah Foundation to work out a deal to move the house about 20 feet across a lane.

--W.marsh , 12 August 2005 (UTC) That's an excellent article you have over there (I'm glad there's a picture).

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