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Property Name Far Rockaway Beach Bungalow Historic District
Reference Number 13000499
State New York
County Queens
Town Far Rockaway
Street Address Beach 24 th Street, Beach 25 th. & Beach 26th Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/17/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Social History, Community Planning & Development
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The Far Rockaway Beach Bungalow Historic District is eligible under Criterion C in the area of architecture as a rare and intact enclave of the small seasonal beach bungalows that once dominated the oceanfront of Far Rockaway, Queens. Using simple local materials such as locust trees, brick and cedar shingles, the bungalows represent an adaption of the popular domestic bungalow form of the era into a smaller scale vacation property for seasonal residents. Constructed in 1921 following popular pattern book designs available during the early 20th century, the bungalows of Far Rockaway are modest with uniform facades, compact interiors, integrated porches and exposed rafters. The fact that the tiny cottages were closely sited on small lots within uniform rectangular blocks reflects the economic status of their owners as well as the expectations of an urban population escaping densely developed neighborhoods for a nearby ocean-side vacation.


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