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At last weekend’s Bungalow Heaven celebration in Pasadena, longtime fans joined charmed first-timers to take in the best of bungalow style. While Pasadena is home to a truly iconic collection of these houses, you can find great examples all over greater Los Angeles. In this issue, you’ll learn why LA came to be the place where the American bungalow made its big debut. Enjoy!
John Aaroe
 
The bungalow: uniquely ours

“Bungalow: A simple one-story home with wooden siding; a low-pitched, gabled roof; wide eaves; a front porch; and an airy interior.” Over a century after the bungalow first appeared in the fledgling neighborhoods of Los Angeles and Pasadena, it’s a major star of historic architecture in LA. But of all the places in the country, why did it spread here first? Quite simply, it was the right house at the right time.
The dawn of the 1900s brought a boom in the local middle class — and a growing move from city apartments to new suburbs. People needed houses fast, and builders soon found the perfect solution. One writer described it as “a small, single-family, simple but artistic dwelling; inexpensive, easily built, yet attractive to the new middle-class buyer.” No one imagined this new arrival called the “bungalow” would become the most popular house style the country had ever seen. more »
 
Moses @ 90: More than a retrospective MOSES @ 90: MORE THAN A RETROSPECTIVE

Ed Moses, one of the most innovative and central figures of postwar West Coast art, turned 90 this month. The LA-based legend created more than 50 new works for a survey opening today at Bergamot Station’s William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. Many of the works, dating from the '50s to the present, have never been seen publicly before. more »
Breathtaking bowling returns BREATHTAKING BOWLING RETURNS

The ambitious 1933 Group, masters of sensitively turning iconic but neglected historic spaces into atmospheric neighborhood hangouts, has worked its magic again on Highland Park Bowl. From the original wooden arches and eight-lane playable alley to vintage league pennants and bowling pin lamps, it’s a throwback masterpiece. more »
226 museums in LA County? Really? 226 MUSEUMS IN LA COUNTY? REALLY?

It’s true. And now there’s a handy map to show you exactly where every one is. From Vintage Wings West in Santa Clarita to the Long Beach Museum of Art … from the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu to the Latino Art Museum in Pomona … they’re finally all in one place. On a map, we mean. You’ll actually still need a car to get there. more »
 
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