We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist...
This story was originally written by orlandoretro.com and is a part of an ongoing partnership with Bungalower to educate and familiarize Orlando residents with important local historic landmarks.  By Steve Herring To start a new series of 2016 posts here is a look at recent...
Both the historic OUC Building Holiday sign and the Jack Kazanzas star will be turned on this weekend, marking the beginning of the holiday season in Orlando. The "Happy Holidays" sign atop the Historic Ivanhoe Building will be lit tonight,...
Two of City of Orlando's top planners, Elisabeth Dang and Terrence Miller, will be discussing how duplexes have become a focal point for redevelopment, in Orlando's downtown neighborhoods. The two will cover the history of Orlando's duplexes and look at...
The Peachtree House estate was built in 1928 by James Gamble Rogers II for Judge C. Arthur Yergey and then Senator Elizabeth Johnson. The historic home is located on the shores of Lake Concord in College Park at 505...
CLARK PHOTO VIA ORLANDO SENTINEL   Dr. James C. Clark, a UCF history professor, will share some of Florida's little known facts at the fall quarterly meeting of the Pine Castle Historical Society on September 11, at 3 p.m. Clark will...
PHOTO BY COLIN FORWARD Editor's Note: This is a rare opinion piece from us. We apologize for straying from our regular formula, but we felt the need to inform you of this interesting addition to Orlando's growing third place scene.  The...
PHOTO VIA @LAKEEOLA INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT   The Orange County Regional History Center (Facebook | Website) has been charged by the City of Orlando and Orange County, to serve as the official collecting agency for all items having to do with the...
Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Project is an exhibition created by the National Archives and Records Administration and organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It will be on display at the Orange County Regional History Center (Website)...
Orlando-based photographer Carlos de los Angeles (Instagram | Website) exhibited a collection of photographs back in September, 2015 that sought to document a changing Ivanhoe Village. We wrote about the exhibition at College Park's Downtown Credo HERE. Angeles was motivated to document...
Every November, post Thanksgiving, the City of Orlando hangs a 600-pound golden star over Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando. The Jack Kazanzas star has been hung 50 feet over the street for 50 consecutive years. The tradition was birthed through...
We had a chance to tour the in-progress Samsara luxury condos development (Website) in Lake Eola Heights neighborhood early Monday morning. The project, owned by Katherine and Mark Kinchla, has been under construction for the past year and has...
The nationally touring blockbuster exhibit Mummies of the World will close to the public on November 29. The exhibition gives a closer look at the scientific study of mummies, and a window into how past cultures lived. Specimens in the exhibit include...
This Friday there will be a benefit for local writer hub/historic site the Kerouac Project of Orlando (Website), in New York. Beat poet Jack Kerouac spent some time in the College Park home in the late '50s. The house has...
This Wednesday, a truck full of mummies will arrive at the Orlando Science Center (Gmap). Mummies of the World, is a nationally touring exhibition that has visited 11 cities and been viewed by over 1.3 M visitors, that opens on June...
The former OUC power plant in Ivanhoe Village has been through a lot in the last few years. A black mold scare sent the tenants (Orlando Ballet and CFCArts) packing back in August of 2013 and its sat vacant ever...
The City of Winter Park is looking at possibly changing their historic preservation guidelines. The City is looking at making it easier  to preserve and designate new historic districts as well as making it more difficult to demolish existing sites...
The Amtrak Station was built in 1926 and has been an iconic Orlando building ever since. Over recent years the station fell into disrepair - with a leaky roof, cracked walls and moldy stucco. Last August the City and State announced...
Aaron Jernigan was the first settler to come to Central Florida, and consequently Orlando. He settled on Lake Holden with his wife Mary and 700 head of cattle they drove down from Jacksonville, and he planted a variety of crops...
Bessie Coleman, the first licensed African American aviator, was honored at the Orlando Executive Airport yesterday with a street renaming ceremony. Coleman was born in 1892. Listening to and reading stories from WWI pilots inspired her to pursue aviation in her...
Over the weekend the city hung the historic downtown Christmas star over Orange Ave. Wilson Reed, who operated Dickson & Ives at the corner of Central Blvd and Orange Ave, first hung the star in 1953. When his store was...
The Cameo Theater Building in Mills 50 will once again have the historic bulb style sign on top the of the building. The Cameo Theater Building located at 1013 E Colonial Dr in Mills 50 currently houses Snap! Space on...
The Orange County Regional History Center is looking for residents to submit historic icons for a new exhibit. The Center is looking to unveil 100 Historical Icons of Orlando in early 2015. The exhibit focuses on the formative years for...
We told you back in August how about the he Nils M. Schweizer Fellows launched NextRound (Website), a campaign to raise money to save the honeycomb part of “round building” downtown. Bungalower has learned that the organization raised enough money to save the...
Orlando Retro posts are written by Steve Herring of OrlandoRetro.com. SunRail will arrive in Central Florida before long. With high-tech and environmentally friendly trains, commuter rail will seem like a new transportation solution for Orlando. But, it won't be the first...