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of them remain intact, a testament to the desire of people to have private space within a public setting.


During the 1940s and 1950s the bungalow court as we think of it was no longer being built. However, a closer look at the many multi-family complexes from the period reveals that they are in fact our old friend, the bungalow court. These are built in the stucco box type, with metal windows and frequently as attached units, but the configurations remain the same.


During the last 30 years of the 20th century, many older neighborhoods were devastated by upzoning, and the rise of the "Huffman six pack." Now that many of those same neighborhoods have experienced a renaissance, with the concomitant rise in property values and increased maintenance and pride of ownership, the courts among them have become highly desirable properties. Their survival is now, hopefully, assured, and they will continue to remind us of the romance of California living during the first half of the 20th century.


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