2008-10-10 / Community

BBPA Hosts Walking Tour Of Historic Bungalows


A dozen people from various areas of the city took part in a tour of the bungalow community in Far Rockaway on October 4. Pictured, George talks about the history of the area as the tour begins on Beach 24 Street and extends to Beach 25 and 26 Streets. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg A dozen people from various areas of the city took part in a tour of the bungalow community in Far Rockaway on October 4. Pictured, George talks about the history of the area as the tour begins on Beach 24 Street and extends to Beach 25 and 26 Streets. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Artist and surfer Pablo Tauler welcomes people to his bungalow, which has at least one surfboard hanging on a wall and bicycles hanging from the ceiling in one room. Below, right, visitors enter one of the more recently renovated bungalows on Beach 24 Street. The BBPA hopes the tours will encourage people to buy a bungalow in Far Rockaway and help revitalize the area. Artist and surfer Pablo Tauler welcomes people to his bungalow, which has at least one surfboard hanging on a wall and bicycles hanging from the ceiling in one room. Below, right, visitors enter one of the more recently renovated bungalows on Beach 24 Street. The BBPA hopes the tours will encourage people to buy a bungalow in Far Rockaway and help revitalize the area. Artist Susan Anderson, who moved into her bungalow in 2004, explains how she used existing features, such as the faded water colored wallpaper on this floating wall looking into her bathroom, as ways to fix her new home. "You can't replace it," Anderson says of her first impression on seeing these features. Artist Susan Anderson, who moved into her bungalow in 2004, explains how she used existing features, such as the faded water colored wallpaper on this floating wall looking into her bathroom, as ways to fix her new home. "You can't replace it," Anderson says of her first impression on seeing these features. Those on the tour listen as George shows diagrams and floor plans of the bungalows. His home has the original floors of pumpkin pine from the 1920s. Those on the tour listen as George shows diagrams and floor plans of the bungalows. His home has the original floors of pumpkin pine from the 1920s. Richard George, area resident and bungalow preservationist, leads the walk down Beach 24 Street, as those on the tour get their first look at the historic bungalows. The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association conducted the tour. Richard George, area resident and bungalow preservationist, leads the walk down Beach 24 Street, as those on the tour get their first look at the historic bungalows. The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association conducted the tour.

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