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The Bungalow Court in San Diego

In the early days of the last century, a new housing type found its place in the hearts of Americans, developing a particularly strong following in the newfound paradise of Southern California. This housing type was known as the Bungalow Court. Today we still cherish these miniature Arts & Crafts and Spanish cottages, each with their own small yard, central courtyard, and neighborly orientation.

The rise of inexpensive and widespread public transportation, in the form of streetcar or trolley lines, facilitated and promoted the development of courts, providing housing and transportation for employees in a rapidly changing workplace. In San Diego and throughout Southern California, the majority of bungalow courts were built along streetcar lines. These courts provided an independent lifestyle for people relocating or visiting from the

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