472 - 488 Auburn AvenueThese duplexes are typical of the houses where Atlanta's blue-collar laborers lived in the early 1900s. The Empire Textile Co. built them for its white mill workers, but they moved out after the 1906 Atlanta race riot, and blacks began renting them. The houses generally are one room wide and up to four rooms deep. They are called "shotgun" houses because the interior and exterior doorways are aligned, so a shot supposedly could be fired through them from front to back. Another theory is that the name comes from the African word "to-gun," which means place of assembly.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 743456 N 3738158|
|Decimal Degrees||33.75556667, -84.37156667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 45.334', W 84° 22.294'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 45' 20.04" N, 84° 22' 17.64" W|
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|Area Code(s)||770, 404, 678|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 488 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30312, US|
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