Saturday, August 27, 2011

Swanson-Hunt House

I think this little house is darling. It's what we call a "shotgun house". You could shoot a shotgun at the front door and the bullet would go straight through and out the back door!

When Lake city was drawn up in 1875 the town lots were 100ft deep but only 25 feet wide, so we have several of these long skinny houses.

Built in 1882 this home has only had a handfull of owners. One a John Swanson was a confederate soldier in the civil war. Two owners later the home was sold to Wm Hunt a union soldier in the same war who participated in Sherman's march to the sea!

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