Showing posts with label Tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tour. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Calling All Bungalows

Last year, the first week in May, I pulled together a hasty bungalow web tour (the Twin Cities Bungalow Club had canceled their annual live tour and we were going through withdrawal). A few of my fellow bungalow owners joined me in creating a mini-online bungalow tour. It was fun.

This year, I thought I'd start a little earlier with more organization.  The Twin Cities Bungalow Tour is taking place on May 8th.  Anyone interested in joining in on a online bungalow tour for that same day?

If you are, drop me an email at: stuccohouse at aol dot com.  Let me know the name of your blog & give me a link. Put "Bungalow Tour" in the email's re, so my spam filter doesn't prevent me from reading it :) You do not need to be from the Twin Cities to participate....if you have a bungalow and a blog, you are invited!

Then, start thinking about a post that you can put up that day.....your favorite spot in your house, a restoration project, your future plans, the history of your house....anything bungalow related.

I'll see who is interested and get back to you with a plan & instructions for linking the blogs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Minneapolis Walking Tours

About this time each year, I like to link to the Minneapolis walking tours.  Here are the 2009 tours.  


There are a ton of them this year covering historical & architecturally significant neighborhoods, buildings, a cemetery, a church & homes!  

If you take one of the tours, post a comment on what you thought.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Bungalow Tour

The Twin Cities Bungalow Club House Tour is this Saturday 10-5 pm. Details here.

Permission to snoop through other people's vintage homes without fear of arrest. What's not to love about that?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Milwaukee Ave House Tour

Here is kind of a neat link. The folks living on Milwaulkee Ave. in Minneapolis have organized a house tour. It's taking place on Sept. 23rd (the link has the rest of the details.)

When I was looking for a house 5 yrs ago, one of my friends knowing I love old houses, drove me down there to take a look. One of the new "old" fill-in houses was for sale. While that house was not for me, the neighborhood was charming. It's a pedestrian mall - with all of the houses facing an inner sidewalk/courtyard. I didn't have a clue this street even existed. If you didn't know it was there, you would totally miss it. Many of the houses were built for mill and railroad workers back in the late 1880s....and saved from demolition in the 1970s. Those lots whose houses couldn't be saved, were filled with new houses in the original style.

Even if you can't make the tour, their website is well worth taking a peek at to check photos of the houses on the tour.....

Milwaukee Avenue Website

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Twin Cities Bungalow Club Tour

Time once again to mark your calendars for the Twin Cities Bungalow Club's Spring House Tour on May 12th. You can find the tour details at this link (as well as, some cool info on stenciling classes....and Chicago Bungalow tours) It's a nice way of legitimately snooping through someone else's old house ;-)

This year's tour is being advertised as "Fabulous Foursquares."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Oogling Bungalows

A few weeks ago, I recieved an email from Steve, one of StuccoHouse's readers. His girlfriend was visiting from Texas and he wondering if I had any suggestions on places to view bungalows in Minneapolis. (Hi, Terri & Steve!)

There is one street in Minneapolis that is my favorite for flat out oogling of bungalows (and tudors). These are not the biggest, most expensive houses in town. These are small houses that were, for the most part, originally built for people that worked in the local mills & river in the early 1920's. Many of the houses here had wood and designs supplied by local lumberyards. Rarely are two houses built alike.

For some reason, the smaller houses here have more details than any of the larger, much more expensive houses located in the tonier parts of town. They have the cool mailboxes, rafter tails, wavy glass, old style storm windows, beadboard soffits, decorative brackets, etc. The streets still have many of the old elm trees that form an archway down the avenue. And then there are the vintage style gardens......

If you are interested, here's are the directions I sent to Terri & Steve......

The route crosses neighborhood boundries, so I've linked to two maps. You will want to download Howe & Cooper.

Howe neighborhood is to the south and runs into Cooper neighborhood to the north. These neighborhoods are SE Minneapolis right by the Mississippi River. The bungalows are really nice on this route and so are the summer & fall gardens. I usually walk it - the houses are close enough to the sidewalk that you can get a really good look on foot. Directions are easy. Start at Either Dowling or 38th Street & 46thAvenue. Start walking north. Both sides of the street are FILLED with bungalows & tudors dating from the 1910 to 1930s. You will hit LakeStreet to the North.....cross Lake Str. and continue up a block or so (the houses across Lake get a bit larger). Then walk West to 45th Avenue and down 45th Ave making a loop back to your start. I'd take any house on this route (except the MN Vikings house - you'll know it when you see it). In case you get hungry......On Lake Street are the Craftsman Restaurant, DQ and Longfellow Grill. To the South is Minnehaha Falls - also Sea Salt Restaurant. (Links to the restaurants in The Neighborhood section of the sidebar)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Walking Tours

Are you looking for ways to get out this summer and enjoy the fresh air and sun? Want to learn more about local architecture & history?

I ran across this long list of free walking tours put on by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. No reservations needed, just appear at the designated starting point 15 minutes before the tour.

I'd love to take the tour of Milwaukee Avenue....or Linden Hills (my old neighborhood)....or Tangle Town......or Meeker Lock & Dam....Grain Belt Brewery. Actually, they all sound pretty darn interesting!

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