Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote History in a Glass (Website) is the Orange County Regional History's version of Drunk History, except in the Orlando version we get to be the ones drinking. The third installment of the craft cocktail-meets-history class event series...
Upshot Capital Investors (Website) purchased the former WDBO site in early September for $3.5 million and have recently applied for a demo permit, which is still being processed by the City of Orlando. WDBO moved into the Art Deco building...
EDIT: The photo referred to in this post are actually, reportedly, stored in the Washington and Lee University Art Collection. The photos submitted to us were sent to us via the Orange County Regional History Center.   At 10 a.m. on...
According to paperwork filed with the City of Orlando, a cafe is looking to open on the corner of Orange Avenue and Washington Street in Downtown Orlando . The 6,295 SF first floor retail has been vacant for years and...
"Has anybody asked you about the two mounds of dirt that are at the old cemetery across from Johnny's filling station? Did they exhume a person(s)?" - Eric Rollings The Orange Hill Cemetery is located across Michigan Street from popular...
It's hard to believe that just over a month ago, Orlando was suffering from a drought. Social media posts declared that Lake Eola was at unheard of levels. A long stretch of sand even started to show on the...
This four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home was originally built by Kiehl and Stevens, Inc. in 1925 and is a National Historic site, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The 5,628 SF S. Howard Atha...
Jeremy Seghers is directing a production of Bernard Shaw's (almost) 100-year-old dramatic telling of Joan of Arc, in Saint Joan at the Fred Stone Theatre later this month. The show tells the story of Joan of Arc from farm girl to commander...
The City of Orlando began carefully disassembling the Confederate statute at Lake Eola Park this morning, as part of its relocation to the Confederate veterans section at Greenwood Cemetery. The following Facebook Live video was captured by local freelance writer and...
Mayor Buddy Dyer declared on May 16, that the City would remove a Confederate statue from Lake Eola Park, in favor of placing it in "a more appropriate location" at Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood Cemetery (Facebook | Website) is Orlando's only...
The Orange County History Center, in partnership with the Orange County government, City of Orlando and the Historical Society of Central Florida, have just launched the One Orlando Collection, digital gallery. Since the shooting, the History Center has collected over...
This educational short film of Orlando in the '60s was brought to our attention by Rhett Withey, one of the featured artists in the Mennello Museum's Our Orlando exhibit and co-creator of the "Love Orlando" orange design in our online shop, HERE. The...
The City of Orlando will install a Florida Historical Marker at the site of the former home of past Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Raleigh Mott. The home was torn down in 2013 to expand Lake Eola Park. Four historic homes were...
Last year, Bungalower collaborated with Downtown Credo on a limited edition poster book, comprised of work created by local designers that was inspired by city parks. Half of the proceeds from the sales of the posters and the books...
Harry P. Leu, the namesake of Leu Botanical Gardens in Audubon Park, is one of Orlando's most memorable residents. In 1926 Leu purchased four acres of land next to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Garland Street, and converted an old...
The local branch of AIA Orlando, the American Institute of Architects, has released a first run of a book on local architecture, the Architectural Guide to Central Florida. The new book gives a comprehensive look at the region's "outstanding buildings" that span...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
Like what you see? Consider supporting this series by clicking HERE.   Inhabit is a new series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It's an exploration of where people live and spend their days,...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
UPDATE: Ace Cafe will open for business at 7 a.m. Friday, May 19   Ace Cafe Orlando (Website) just hosted their first hard-hat media tour, on Tuesday, March 28, of their soon-to-open 35,000 SF Downtown entertainment plaza. The England-based company has been...
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...