Waxahachie: Wyatt Street Shotgun Houses Historic District

Built from 1900-1935, the Wyatt Street shotgun houses feature a design—three to five rooms with no hallways—with origins in African and the Caribbean. Built and inhabited by the city’s booming African American population, shotgun housed were cheap to build, and their narrow designs allowed for good airflow, an important consideration in hot climates prior to the advent of air conditioning. Shotgun housing was a common residential building type throughout the South from Reconstruction to the early 20th century. 

Wyatt Street Shotgun Houses Historic District

  • 300 Block of Wyatt Street, Waxahachie, TX
  • National Register of Historic Places