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Bull City Bungalow Days 

When: Wed., April 20 2016

BULL CITY BUNGALOW DAYS

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

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