The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), previously known as the Alameda Victorian Preservation Society (AVPS), was founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1975.  The continuing goal of AAPS is to increase public awareness and appreciation of historic architecture in Alameda.

Bungalow Courts of the Island City

AAPS Presents

Historian Woody Minor


Bungalow Courts of the Island City

7:00 p.m., October 23, 2016

Immanuel Lutheran Church: 1420 Lafayette Street, Alameda, CA

(Parking available at the corner of Chestnut Street and Santa Clara Avenue.)

Free for AAPS members; $5 for non-members


Bungalow courts—clustered cottages on shared parcels or cul-de-sac streets—first appeared in Alameda in 1910, toward the end of the post-earthquake population boom, and proliferated in the 1920s. They represented a new approach to residential development: a response to the increased demand for housing and rising property values.


Fargo House Gets a Plaque

Fargo HouseGretchen and Arthur Lipow are the latest AAPS members to receive a plaque for their home, Fargo House. For more information on the AAPS Plaque Program and downloadable brochure and application, please see our Historical Plaque Program page.

AAPS Announces New Historic Building Plaque Program

City Hall Plaque 2006 Preservation AwardCity Historic Monuments, Historic Buildings, and AAPS Preservation Award winners will be easier to locate with AAPS sponsored plaques.

We kicked off our program with a plaque commemorating City Hall with its original tower, the first of a series of plaques for City Monuments. Following that, the recipients of one of our 2006 Preservation Award ordered a plaque for their house. AAPS started awarding bronze plaques to Preservation Award winners in 2012; now 1989-2011 winners can purchase plaques for their buildings as well.
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The next two plaques to go on buildings are two of the new Historic Building bronze plaques: these plaques are available for buildings that meet certain criteria as historic or architecturally intact sites. For more information about our plaque program and how to order a plaque, please see the Historical Plaque Program page.