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    Four Millworkers’ Cottages/Shotgun Houses


    At one time, there were quite a few of these clusters of shotgun houses spread around the Hill - notably at the top or west side of Avenue M where 12th Street crosses it. A row of six shotguns, all owned by Mannie Brash in the 20th century, stood there until the 1947 hurricane demolished every other one. The remaining three were eventually taken down. Today, there are a couple of locations where side-by-side   or twin shotguns stand, but this row of four and another row on 10th Street between Avenue I and MLK are the only surviving clusters. Sandra Simmons Myers, whose family owns the homes on the corner of 8th and L, Dolores Roux and Ellen Stitt were all very helpful.