Houses like the one you are facing now, are known as Shotgun style houses. They were labeled as such because it is said that one could stand at the front door and fire a shotgun exiting through the backdoor without hitting anything. Early in the 20th century, there were about 40 to 50 of these shotgun houses situated here in Peaceful Valley.
These houses are a great example of early architecture in Spokane, and add to the variety of unique houses that have long stood and still exist in Peaceful Valley. This particular house is one of the last standing shotgun houses in Peaceful Valley.