Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Miami Bungalow From May 17th through Sep 9th, 2007In keeping with national trends, the bungalow was a popular house type with the growing middle class in Miami during the early twentieth century. In spite of their practicality, bungalows today are rapidly disappearing from the Miami landscape to make room for new developments. The current exhibition at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami Bungalow, documents this important part of our city’s architectural heritage through drawings, photographs and models. Ample porches, wide eaves, local building materials and natural ventilation made the bungalow well suited to South Florida’s subtropical environment. In spite of their practicality, bungalows today are rapidly disappearing from the Miami landscape to make room for new developments. View this important part of Miami’s dwelling heritage through drawings, photographs and models built by architecture students. Guest curator is Jose Vazquez, a professor of architecture at Miami Dade College.

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