Home Tour 2016: Bull City Bungalow Days


Bull City Bungalow Days was a huge success!

Over 500 people turned out in beautiful weather to tour ten amazing bungalows in neighborhoods across Durham. Many thanks to our hard working planning committee, dedicated volunteers and generous homeowners!

PD 2016 Tour Book_Cover copy_FinalFor Preservation Durham, 2016 is the year of the bungalow.  The bungalow is the first truly American house form not derived from European antecedents.  Bungalows dominated residential construction across the country from the time of the First World War right up to the Great Depression.  Many thousands of bungalows were built in Durham during this period and thousands of them survive today – a testament to the durability and popularity of the form.  Bungalows make up a large part of Durham’s inventory of historic structures and they define the majority of our historic neighborhoods.

This year’s tour will showcase ten houses in diverse bungalow styles in neighborhoods across the city. Our purpose is to promote a fuller public appreciation of bungalow houses, the people who lived in them, and of Durham at the time they were built.

Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24, 2016

12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

 


All About Bungalows – Home Tour Lecture
We kick off Home Tour 2016 with a lecture by Myrick Howard, a Durham native and Executive Director of Preservation North Carolina. Myrick will discuss the evolution and variety of bungalow styles, as well as their important role in Durham’s development.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 7:00-8:30pm

Temple Building, 302 W. Main Street

Free and open to the public