Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association

of Far Rockaway, Inc.



Bungalow is a form of a Bengali word, and the design for bungalows came from India, where houses with wide, wraparound porches were popular with the British army.

Martin Scorsese Directed Boardwalk Empire and used the bungalows on Beach 25th Street the summer of 2009.

TOKYO TV filmed a recreation of Michael Jackson's life and used a bungalow on Beach 25th Street, Far Rockaway.

Brick facade bungalow built 1921 -
Beach 25th Street

Bungalows united simplicity and artistry, and they were one of the first home styles that seemed truly American. Bungalow is usually described as a form, not a style. It can have detailing that makes it a certain style-and experts agree that most bungalows are arts and crafts style, or simplified craftsman style. A bungalow generally has most of these qualities: built 1900 to 1929 are one to one in a half stories, overhanging eaves, generous porch, double hung windows, built in cabinet or sideboard and a small kitchen.

Information from Tacoma News Tribune, Bungalows Making Comeback, by Lisa Kremer.

Historic Preservation in Queens written by Jeffery A. Kroessler and Nina S. Rappaport highlights the bungalow of Far Rockaway Beach 17 th Street to 24 th Street. The design style varies from street to street. Some of the bungalows are in a Spanish Revival style of stucco with wood trim and green tile roofs, and other are of English Tudor of brick. The lanes which lead to the beach have permanent easements for common access to the beach.

Renovated bungalow
Renovated bungalow with porch lathing
Beach 25th St.
Vynal Siding
Vynal Siding
Beach 25th Street

The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association of Far Rockaway Inc. ( BBPA) was established in September 1984 and incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in June 1986. The BBPA organize and coordinate activities for the improvement of the neighborhood from Beach 24 th Street to Beach 27 th Street between Seagirt Boulevard and the boardwalk in Far Rockaway Queens, NY. As our name states the BBPA is dedicated to the preservation of bungalows and one of the last remaining bungalow colonies in Far Rockaway and along the Rockaway peninsula.

Some Bungalow Exteriors
Some Bungalow Interiors

For information on Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association E-mail
or write:
Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association of Far Rockaway, Inc.
170-A Beach 24th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

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