This 20-minute promotional video was created roughly 60 years ago to attract tourists to the City Beautiful and was originally published by Daniel Piraino to YouTube in 2016. It was created by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and entitled, The...
The City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board has released their latest calendar in a series that celebrates Orlando's treasured landmarks and National Register properties. This most recent edition of the annual undertaking takes an appreciative look at Orlando's mid-century...
Following the designation of a home on Dubsdread Golf Course as a Historic Landmark, we felt the need to do some digging on the home's architect and builder, Sam Stoltz. Stoltz was born in Nebraska a decade after the end...
"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...
Each week on Bungalower and the Bus, Jon Busdeker and Brendan O’Connor discuss the top headlines of the week, restaurant openings and closings, and the top events of the coming week. This week, the B&B hosts talk all about tacos and...
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...
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...
George Collins Jr. was a WWII Army veteran and patriarch of the Collins Family, a local family with deep roots and history in Winter Park's Hannibal Square. He was also an amateur photographer, and his works have just been added...
Editor's Note: This post has been edited due to a request by the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. We have written a couple of times about the growing collection of neon signs that have been saved by the Charles...
This story was originally written by Steve Herring at orlandoretro.com and is a part of an ongoing partnership with Bungalower to educate and familiarize Orlando residents with important local historic landmarks.  From 1924 until 1990 this corner of Orange Avenue and Colonial Drive belonged to...
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.  If you've ever driven down Orange Blossom Trail, you know the iconic neon sign.  But...
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.  Little has changed on the corner of Jefferson and Magnolia in the last 93 years....
We've told you about Ace Cafe coming to downtown Orlando. We were really excited to find a before and after picture of the Harry P. Leu's industrial supply store in the Historic Orlando Facebook group. The 110-year-old building is expected to come...
At 6 p.m. tonight Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and the City of Orlando Public Art Advisory Board (Website) will unveil the City's newest art installation, outside of the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium . The 54-foot sculpture is adorned with...
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...
Orlando Retro posts are written by Steve Herring of OrlandoRetro.com. The history behind Orlando's bungalow neighborhoods is a special part of their charm, and each neighborhood has unique stories about its origins. A great example of this is a story...