The City of Orlando has produced the popular Historic Preservation Board Calendar since 1989 and each is an exceptional depiction of Orlando’s treasured historic resources. The photos in each calendar are selected from submissions from community residents as part of a photo competition. The calendar themes are chosen every year by the Historic Preservation Board.
The City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board is seeking photographs for the 2016 Historic Preservation Board Calendar Contest. Photos should capture the craftsmanship, history and unique features of Orlando’s historic bungalows.
In Florida, Bungalows were the most popular residential style during the first 30 years of the 20thcentury. Bungalows appealed to homeowners because of their affordability and accessibility. Publications like Bungalow Magazine and The Craftsman emerged after the turn-of-the century providing the building market with plans for inexpensive bungalows. Home owners bought these plans to have built by local carpenters and customized exterior features such a siding and roof material, decorative brackets and window fenestration, making each bungalow throughout Orlando unique.
Bungalows are typically one to two stories with low-pitched roofs and wide overhanging eaves. Details can include exposed roof rafters with decorative angles or patterns, decorative brackets and tapered square columns on piers. The porch is often the most dominant feature of the Bungalow and can be full or partial width. Windows were typically double hung with multiple lights in the upper window and a single pane in the lower, set in simple, wide casings and can be arranged in continuous banks.
The Historic Preservation Board encourages entries that capture the unique architectural characteristics. Photos may include a single structure, street row or architectural feature of the bungalow. Bungalows must be located within one of Orlando’s Local Historic Districts or National Register of Historic Places Districts. The boundaries of the Local and National Register Districts can be found at http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/historic-preservation/ .
A $100 honorarium will be awarded to each photographer whose picture is selected for the 2016 Historic Preservation Board Calendar, sponsored by McCoy Federal Credit Union.
Photographs must be black and white and printed on 8” x 10” or 8 ½” X 11” photo paper with a white border. Vertical or horizontal photographs are acceptable. Up to three photographs, labeled on the back with your name, daytime telephone number and the address of the subject must be submitted or postmarked by July 10, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Submitted photographs become the property of the City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board for use in the annual calendar competition and associated promotions.