When Mary Cornell was in high school from 1943 to 1947, she and her sister Betty went to The Bungalow Dance Hall every weekend in the summer. Cornell kept a scrapbook of all of her memories from that time.
The Bungalow Dance Hall opened in Seaside on June 19, 1920. For more than 20 years, it was a destination for some of the biggest names during the big band era. The likes of Duke Ellington, Bob Crosby and Glenn Miller all played there.
The Bungalow was closed in the late 1940s. The Seaside Carousel Mall was built on the site in 1985.
The Bungalow is just one of Oregon’s lost summer hangouts. Was there somewhere you spent your summers that no longer exists? Share below! Or join the live conversation on Think Out Loud, Thursday August 14 at 12 p.m.