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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bungalow

 
 
Bungalow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
1. Bungalow Marker
Inscription. The bungalow style home was popular throughout California and across the country in the early years of the 1900s because of its simplistic design and low cost.

People migrating to California often had very limited resources and would first live in a small structure while saving for a more substantial house. These small homes gained an air of dignity after travelers noticed the resemblance between these wide-spread, one-story houses and the East Indian "bungalow."

The California Bungalow is basically a simple-story board and batten box with either vertical or horizontal boards painted white or stained. The bungalow was designed low to the ground with low pitched roof and deep eaves. A porch or veranda created a sense of shelter from the wind and sun.

This bungalow was built about 1913 at 1215 L Street in Bakersfield. Fred S. McAtee donated the home in 1987. The building is currently being used to house museum offices.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.605′ N, 119° 1.178′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Chester Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker and building are located on the grounds
Bungalow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
2. Bungalow Marker
of the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kern County Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker); Beale Memorial Clock Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Bungalow image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
3. The Bungalow
The Bungalow image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
4. The Bungalow
Photo Displayed on the Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1912
5. Photo Displayed on the Marker
The Hartman family outside their bungalow home at 933 Truxtun Avenue.
Photo Displayed on the Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1980s
6. Photo Displayed on the Marker
The bungalow at 1215 L Street.
Photo Displayed on the Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
7. Photo Displayed on the Marker
A row of bungalow homes in Bakersfield
Photo Displayed on the Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1918
8. Photo Displayed on the Marker
A bungalow with an attrached apartment located at 120 Oleander Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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