of Far Rockaway, Inc.
BEACHSIDE BUNGALOWS MAKING A COMEBACK IN FAR ROCKAWAY QUEENS
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.
Brick facade bungalow built 1921 -
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
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 with
Beach 25th St.
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.
For information on Beachside Bungalow Preservation
Association E-mail BBPAorg@aol.com
Bungalow Preservation Association of Far Rockaway, Inc.
170-A Beach 24th
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
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