Rockford home featured in American Bungalow

The Winter issue of American Bungalow magazine, which hits newsstands the second week of November, will include a feature story about a 1921 bungalow in the Jackson Oaks neighborhood of Rockford. A sidebar, including photos of other Rockford bungalows, will run with the article.

“Blending Memories, Sharing History” chronicles the lives of the Anglemire and Whitman-Eaver families—the only two families to occupy the 85-year-old home.

Both families preserved as much of the home’s original character as possible, while still adapting it to modern conveniences. Rockford native Allan Anglemire, whose parents built their dream house on what was once family farmland, shares his recollections of growing up in the home and describes many of its then state-of-the-art features. Vicki Pasch, and her siblings Jeff Whitman and Kris Whitman, also recount their years in the house and how their mother, Dorothy (Whitman) Eaver, loved and cared for the home right up until her death in 2005.

Paula Hendrickson, a full-time free-lance writer from Rockford who writes the “Tube Talk” column for The Rock River Times, wrote the article and sidebar. Chicago-based photographer Mike Williams photographed the homes.

Few Rockfordians have yet to recognize the plethora of beautiful bungalows throughout the city.

Within a block of the Anglemire-Whitman home are bungalows made of brick, frame, stucco and even stone. The variety of bungalow styles and materials in Rockford came as a surprise to photographer Williams, who is more accustomed to Chicago’s classic long, narrow, brick bungalows.

To learn more about what a bungalow is, go to and click on “What is a Bungalow?” or “What Style is my Bungalow?”

American Bungalow is carried locally at Borders, 199 Deane Drive, and Barnes & Noble, 6685 E. State St.

From the Nov. 1-7, 2006, issue

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