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100 Turn-of-the-century Brick Bungalows with Floor Plans. New York: Dover, 1994. Reprint of 1912 publication published for the Building Brick Association of America, by Rogers & Mansion. 120 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571.A14 1994

117 House Designs of the Twenties. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1992. 132 p; 345 b&w ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA7208.A12 1992

Reprint of 1923 architect's catalog which includes bungalows and pre-fabricated homes. Also describes exterior and interior details.

Bradley, Harley S. California Home Builders Bungalow-Book. s.n., n.p., 1911.
LC Call Number: NA7571.B7

Bungalowcraft Company, Los Angeles. Colonial and Swiss Chalet Bungalows. Los Angeles: Bungalowcraft Company, 1917. 5th ed. 40 p.; ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA7571 .B83 [5th ed.]

26 different plans, accompanied by photographic reproductions of exterior and interior details.

Bungalowcraft Company, Los Angeles. Homes, not Houses: Spanish, Colonial and English Bungalows. 12th ed. 52 p.; ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA7571 .B83 [12th ed.].

44 different plans; exterior photos and a few interior details. Swiss style bungalows, English manor bungalow, half-timbered bungalow. Many Colonial style bungalows, a good number of California style bungalows.

Bungalowcraft Company, Los Angeles. The New Spanish Bungalow, Singles and Doubles. Los Angeles: The Bungalowcraft Co., 1923. 56 p.; ill., plans.
LC Call Number: NA7571.B85

De Luxe Building Co. The Draughtsman: A Book on the Bungalow: Showing the Latest and Advanced Designs of This Particular Types of Architecture. Los Angeles: De Luxe Building Co., 1912. 2nd ed. 56 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571 .D42

De Luxe Building Co. “Home-kraft Homes” : More Homes along distinct California lines for the people of the East... Los Angeles: De Luxe Building Co., 1919. 2nd ed., rev. 64 p.: ill.
LC Call Number: NA7127.D4 1919

Garlinghouse, Lewis Fayette. Bungalow Homes. [Topeka: Mail Printing House], 1916. 37 p.; ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA7571.G3

Gladu, Christian. Bungalow Plans. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2002. 136 p.; ill. (chiefly col.).
LC Call Number: NA7571.G59 2002

History of the bungalow; many designs and plans.

Harrison, Percival T. Bungalow Residences: A Handbook for All Interested in Building. London: C. Lockwood, 1909. 16 p.; 22 leaves of plates, ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: TH4890.H37 1909

Los Angeles Investment Company. Practical Bungalows, Typical California Homes, with Plans. Los Angeles: Printed by G. Rice & Sons, 1912. 96 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571.L73

Menken, Henry. Bungalowcraft: A Book of Bungalow and Cottage Building in Its Latest Development. Los Angeles: H.A. Eymann, 1908. 120 p.; ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA77571.M4

"Illustrated with halftone and line engravings of the charming bungalows of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the adjacent towns."

Menken, Henry. California Bungalow Homes. Los Angeles: Bungalowcraft Co., 1910. 128 p.; ill.; plans. 2nd ed.
LC Call Number: NA7571.M42

Radford, William A. Architectural Details and Measured Drawings of Houses of the Twenties. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2002. 160 p.; ill. Reprint of 1921 book by Radford Architectural Co.
LC Call Number: TH2031.R32 2002.

The Radford Architectural Company. Radford’s Artistic Bungalows: Unique Collection of 208 Designs, Best Modern Ideas in Bungalow Architecture. 219 p.; illus., diagrs.
LC Call Number: NA7571.R2

Saylor, Henry H. Bungalows. New York: McBride, Nast & Company, 1911. 188 p; front.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA7571.S2

Smith, Henry Satterly. 500 Houses of the Twenties. New York: Dover, 1990. 312 p.; ill. Orig. published as vol. 1 of: The Books of a Thousand Homes, 1923.
LC Call Number: NA7205.S6525 1990.
Publishers description online at:

Turbeville, Robert Edward and F.P. Merritt. The Home Beautiful: Bungalow Plans. Nashville, Tenn.: M. Hampton, 1913. 53 l.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571. T8

Wilson, Henry L. The Bungalow Book. Los Angeles: Pub. by Wilson & Barnes at “Ye planry,” 1907. Ill.; plans.
LC Call Number: NA7571.W73

Wilson, Henry L. California Bungalows of The Twenties. New York: Dover Publications, 1993. 121 p.; chiefly ill. Originally published as: A Short Sketch of the Evolution of the Bungalow.
LC Call Number: NA7571.W54 1993

History and Analysis

Bialecki, Matthew. The New Bungalow. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2001. 155 p.; ill. (some col.)
LC Call Number: NA7571.N47 2001

Bigott, Joseph C. From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. 261 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: HD7304.C4 B54 2001.

Immigrants, minorities, the working class and their housing.

Brown, Robert Gregory. "The California Bungalow in Los Angeles: A Study in Origins and Classification." Thesis/dissertation (M.A.), University of California, Los Angeles, 1964. 90 leaves; ill.

Buchanan. Andrew. “Bricks into Gems: Chicago’s Neighborhoods are Filled with Bungalows,” Christian Science Monitor (July 16, 2003): 15-17.
LC Call Number: Newspaper: Christian Science Monitor.
Available online at:

Discusses the "bungalow belt," a semi-circle that separates Chicago's downtown and lakefront from the suburbs.

Chastain, Wayne. "The Craftsman Bungalow: Reading the Philosophical Legacy." Thesis/dissertation, University of Florida, 1998. 63 leaves.

Cigliano, Jan. Bungalow: American Restoration Style. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 1998. 112 p.; ill. (some col.).
LC Call Number: NA7571.C54 1998

Conservation and restoration of historic bungalows.

Cobos, Karen Marie. "California Bungalow: Landscape of Changing Values." Thesis/dissertation, California State University, Fullerton, 1997. 75 leaves.

Duchscherer, Paul. The Bungalow: America’s Arts and Crafts Home. New York: Penguin Studio, 1995. 152 p.; col. ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571.D8 1995

Duchscherer, Paul. Inside the Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Interior. New York: Penguin Studio, 1997. 184 p.; col. ill. LC Call Number: NA7571.D83 1997

Eyler, Brian D. "The Arts and Crafts, The Bungalow, and Charles and Henry Greene: California Domestic Architecture from 1893-1910." Thesis/dissertation, 1990. 148 p.; ill.

Faragher, John Mack. “Bungalow and Ranch House: The Architectural backwash of California.” The Western Historical Quarterly, 32:2 (2001): 129 (26 pages).
LC Call Number: F591.W464 vol. 32

Finch, Christopher. “Features - Ojai Arts and Crafts - Greene and Greene’s Ultimate Bungalow in California.” Architectural Digest (June 1999): 234 (8 pages).
LC Call Number: NA730.C2 A7 1999 June.

Griggs, Gary Lynn. "The American Bungalow: Components of an Ideal." Thesis/dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 1991. 154 leaves; ill.

Halberstadt, April. Bungalow Style. New York: Friedman/Fairfax, 1999. 96 p.; col. ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571.H36 1999

Harmon, Robert B. The Bungalow Style in American Domestic Architecture: A Brief Style Guide. Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1983. 15 p.
LC Call Number: Z5944.U5 H374 1983 NA7571

Johnson, Dean and Robin Hartl and Jeff Lyman. Arts and Crafts Bungalow [videorecording]. Chaska, Minn.: Hometime, 1998. 2 videocassettes (132 min.).

Excavation, foundation building, framing, and final construction of a bungalow.

King, Anthony D. The Bungalow: The Production of a Global Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. 2nd ed. 310 p.; ill.; maps.
LC Call Number: NA7570 .K52 1995

A detailed historical study of the bungalow that covers its development in India, 1600-1980, and especially its adaptation in Britain from 1750-1980. Chapters on North America, Africa and Australia bungalows Social, planning implications, especially suburbanization. Many illustrations, some plans.

Lancaster, Clay. The American Bungalow. New York: Dover Publications, 1995. 256 p.; illus.
LC Call Number: NA7571.L36 1995

193 illustrations, including plans. Some interiors. Origin of term; early antecedents, variants discussed. Index.

Maddex, Diane. Bungalow Nation. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Dec. 2003. 240 p.; ill.
LC Call number: NA7571.M33 2003

Massey, James C. and Shirley Maxwell. “Craftsman, or Bungalow? Is There a Difference between These Two Arts & Crafts Types.” The Old-house Journal 25:6 (Nov. 1, 1997): 20.
LC Call Number: TH3401.O43 [vol 25 no. 6]

Massey, James C. and Shirley Maxwell. “A Nation in Bungalove.” The Old-house Journal 24:2 (March 1, 1996): 32. LC Call Number: TH3401.O43 [vol. 24 no. 2]

Definition of the bungalow. Its many variants in the early 20th century.

Mattson, R. "The Bungalow Spirit."Journal of Cultural Geography 1 (1981): 72-75.
LC Call Number: GF1.J62 [vol. 1]

Pacyga, Dominic A. The Chicago Bungalow. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Pub., 2003.
[not in LC]

Parker, Rodney Douglas. "The California Bungalow and the Tyrolean Chalet: The Ill-Fated Life of An American Vernacular." Journal of American Culture 15:4 (Winter 1992): 1.
LC Call Number: E199.1 J7 [vol. 15 no. 4]

Charts the influence of Swiss and Tyrolean design and construction methods at the end of the 19th century, through then-current books on Swiss chalet design. Explains difference between California version with low-pitched roof and the more steeply pitched roof of the early British bungalow.

Poore, Patricia. "The A&C Bungalow." The Old-house Journal 27:3 (May 1, 1999): 59.
LC Call Number: TH3401.O43 [vol 27 no. 3]

Prideaux, Jan, ed. Craftsman Collection. Tucson, Ariz.: Home Planners, 1999. 192 p.; ill. (some col.)
LC Call Number: NA7208.C66 1999

Prosser, D. “Chicago and the Bungalow Boom of the 1920s.” Chicago History 10, (Summer 1981): 86-95.
LC Call Number: F548.1 C465 [vol. 10]

Reeve, Agnesa. From Hacienda to Bungalow: Northern New Mexico Houses, 1850-1912. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988. 223 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7235.N6 R44 1988.

Rutherford, Janice Williams. "The Bungalow Aesthetic: The Social Implications of a nationwide Phenomenon Viewed from the Perspective of a Small Town." Thesis/dissertation (M.A.), Portland State University, 1981. 191 leaves.

Schweitzer, Robert and Michael W.R. Davis. America’s Favorite Homes: Mail Order Catalogues as a Guide to Popular Early 20th-Century Houses. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990. 261 p.; ill., some col.
LC Call Number: NA7205.S36 1990

Silverstone, Roger. Visions of Suburbia. London; New York: Routledge, 1997. 313 p; ill., maps.
LC Call Number: HT351.V57 1997

Includes a chapter by Anthony D. King, "Writing Suburban Architecture: Hidden Histories of the Bungalow."

Stevenson, Katherine H. And Ward H. Jandl. Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck, and Company. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press, 1996. 361 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: TH4819.P7 S74 1996
Publisher description online at

Stickley, Gustav. Craftsman Bungalows: 59 Homes from the Craftsman. New York: Dover Publications, 1989. 151 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571.C76 1988

Reprints of articles, with photographs and blueprints, regarding bungalows originally featured in the magazine The Craftsman from 1903 to1916. 59 bungalows, floor plans for 35 houses, and numerous sketches and photographs of houses in landscaped settings.

Thompson, Eleanor. The American Home: Material Culture, Domestic Space, and Family Life. Winterthur, Delaware; Hanover, New Hampshire: Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum: Distributed by University Press of New England, 1998. 323 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA8480.A63 1998

Includes chapter by Scott Erbes titled "Manufacturing and Marketing the American Bungalow: The Aladdin Company, 1906-20."

Winter, Robert. American Bungalow Style. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. 224 p.; ill. (some col.).
LC Call Number: NA7571.W557 1996

Winter, Robert. The California Bungalow. Los Angeles: Hennessey & Ingalls, 1980. 95 p.; ill.
LC Call Number: NA7571.W56

Web Sites

About Architecture: Bungalow House Plans. With Jackie Craven. Accessed Feb. 23, 2004.

Provides a bibliography on Arts & Crafts and bungalow style houses, as well as a site showing bungalow house plans, including Sears houses.

American Bungalow Magazine

Short but useful sections on books, related events, background of the bungalow.

House Mouse. By Merrymeeting Archives. (Accessed: August 2003).

Under the Victorian Homes Index, in the section on Early 20th-Century Plans, are references to books such as "Bungalows, Camps, & Mt. Houses," and "California Homes," as well as "Low Cost Suburban Homes." The table of contents, and sample illustrations, are usually available. Under the subset there are illustrations and plans for houses such as a California bungalow.

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