Watch 1895 shotgun home move across New Orleans for new life as affordable housing

Original Story and Photos by Chris Granger | The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate

An 1895 single shotgun house at 2228 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. was picked up and moved to a lot at 2200 Almonaster Ave., on Wednesday(July 24) where it will be renovated and sold as affordable housing.

To give this historic shotgun house a new life, the operators of Leidenheimer Baking Company worked with the Preservation Resource Center (PRC) and Thrive New Orleans, a local nonprofit dedicated to workforce development, the creation of affordable housing and the nurturing of small business development. Davie Shoring donated the relocation services and will handle the move.