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Canadians Chatting about Shacks

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The Santa Monica’s “Historic Shotgun Shack”--built in the late 1890s and currently at 1601 Olympic Blvd--will be moved near the Ocean Park branch of the Santa Monica Library, according to the Argonaut. From the paper: "Shotgun houses were homes that were one story high, one room wide (about 12 feet) and typically two or three rooms deep (about 36 feet), one room behind the other, connected by doorways that were lined up...These were called "shotgun houses" because, if you shot a gun through the front door, the shot would come out the back door, passing through each doorway without even touching the wall."

Not content to just let the Argonaut report on the development, Los Anjealous discusses the Shotgun Shack as part of the blog's "Canadian Coffee Break", which "brings together some of the finest Canadian minds in Southern California every week for a topical, lively round-tablesque discussion over very dark coffee." Read on to get the reaction.
· Canadian Coffee Break: Santa Monica’s Shotgun Shack [LosAnjealous]
· Santa Monica: City Council approves location for historic 'shotgun house' [The Argonaut]