Bull City Bungalow Days | Geer Street Garden | Get Outside | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Bull City Bungalow Days 

When: Wed., April 20 2016


For its annual home tour, Preservation Durham has declared 2016 "the year of the bungalow," reclaiming the term from its White Album associations ("The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill," not really a great Beatles moment in retrospect). Instead, the tour showcases the bungalow for what it is: a uniquely American construction, and as such, one more like jazz than rock. Thousands of these one-story dwellings were built throughout Durham in the early decades of the twentieth century, and many remain, like the Jenkins-Sligh house, hand-built by local farmer and builder Lonnie Jenkins in 1928. This ten-stop home tour winds through the Bull City, stopping at ten varied examples of the bungalovian form. While the image in your mind's eye is likely a basic model, this tour sheds light on the evolution of these utilitarian structures while providing a sense of the flavor of the epoch in which they flourished. You can brush up on Bungalow 101 at a talk by Preservation North Carolina's Myrick Howard on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Temple Building in Durham. —David Klein

GEER STREET GARDEN, DURHAM Noon–4 p.m., $20–$25, www.preservationdurham.org

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation