Bungalower shared a photo of a man catching a bass out of Lake Eola in the afternoon of Monday, March 27. We posted the photo to our Instagram account, @orlandobungalower. The photo seemed to incense some of our Instagram followers,...
VIDEO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO The City of Orlando's public Pottery Studio (Facebook | Website) was originally established in 1968. The focus of the public program is to provide a safe place for City residents to learn and explore the art...
The Dinkey Line (spelled with an "e") was Orlando's first light-rail transit. It ran from Downtown Orlando to Winter Park, and eventually to the "picnic fields" in Oviedo. It was a narrowly gauged railway that opened in 1889. It was...
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...
Attention has been focused on the Southwest corner of Lake Eola lately due to the pending possibility of a new high rise being erected there. More on that, HERE. The original plans submitted by the developer proposed a redesign of...
 Did You Know-town is a series of hyper-local trivia bits about the City Beautiful.    Lake Dot, in the early days of Orlando's history, was known as "the mud hole with the big alligator." We would love to know what happened to...
  At one time, Park Lake was known as Manning Pond or Lake Manning. It was named after Mrs Manning, a widow who started the City's first public laundry. She used wooden barrels, cut in half, as tubs. She also...
   Did You Know-town is a series of hyper-local trivia bits about the City Beautiful.  Curry Ford was named after the Curry family, one of the early notable homesteaders in the Orlando area. They owned land in East Orlando, where the...
  Not much is known about Gertrude Sweet, namesake of Gertrude's Walk, as most of the historical data we could find at the Orange County Regional History Center, sadly had to do with the men in her life and not...
The Bufo Toad (Bufo means toad, so we're basically saying "toad toad") is also known as the marine toad, giant toad and cane toad. It ranges from tan to grayish-brown, with a creamy yellow belly. They have triangular parotoid glands...
Mosquito (or Musquito) County is the name of one of the earliest counties that used to make up Florida. The mega-county was comprised of Volusia, Brevard, St. Lucie, Lake, Indian River, Martin, Seminole, Polk, Palm Beach and Orange counties. Los...
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...
Admittedly, the first thing that drew us to super star Orlandoan, Joe Kittinger, was his world record status as the first person to cross the the Atlantic in a balloon. But when we started to delve into some of...
     Did You Know-town is a series of hyper-local trivia bits about the City Beautiful.    Loquats are a fruiting evergreen tree (or shrub, depending on who you talk to) that have a very ornamental leaf, which is why they are so...
Did you know there are five types of swans living at Lake Eola?  
Did You Know-town is a series of hyper-local trivia bits about the City Beautiful. Mr. Joseph Bumby was one of Orlando's best-loved pioneers and many of the city's buildings and even a street bare his name. Joseph Bumby married the love...
  Linton E. Allen was a banker and avid traveler and veteran of both World War I and II,  that lived in Orlando. He fell in love with the fountains he saw in Europe and decided that Orlando needed one of...
We think it's pretty funny that the famous botanist and founder of Leu Gardens (Website) married a woman with such a green name. Did You Know-town? is a new series of hyper-local trivia bits that Bungalower thinks you should know...