Seaside Carousel Mall

About Us • History


The Seaside Carousel Mall was built in 1985 on the site of the popular Bungalow Dance Hall.

 

Bungalow Dance Hall

Photo courtesy of The Seaside Museum & Historical Society of Oregon

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.

Photo courtesy of The Seaside Museum & Historical Society of Oregon

The Bungalow was closed in the late 1940s. The Seaside Carousel Mall was built on the site in 1985. 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Ray Dodge

Big bands during the thirties and forties quite often had, as singers, rising Hollywood stars which made the Bungalow venue a magnet for not only people from the north coast but for the entire northwest. -The Hobbs Orchestra in 1925

 

Photo courtesy of The Seaside Museum & Historical Society of Oregon

Big bands came to Seaside because even then Seaside was a well known vacation destination and the bands knew they could make a name for themselves by playing Seaside.

 

 

 

Video of the OPB and Mary Cornell Seaside resident