California Mid-Century Modern Bowling Alleys (page 1)

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Country Club Lanes
Sacramento, CA
The Country Club Lanes was designed by built Powers, Daly & DeRosa and built in 1959. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Land Park Lanes
Sacramento, CA
The Land Park Lanes opened in 1960. For more, see this website. [map]

former Holiday Bowl Coffee Shop
Los Angeles, CA
The Holiday Bowl Coffee Shop, aka the Picnic Room, was designed by Helen Fong of Armet & Davis and built in 1958. It closed in 2000. The building now houses a Starbucks. In 2003, the bowling alley itself was demolished for a mall. Much of the interior has been replaced. However, the resin light fixtures are original. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Goleta, CA
Zodo's, a bowling alley and arcade, was built in 1964 as the Orchid Bowl. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bowlium Lanes
Montclair, CA
The Bowlium Lanes opened in 1958. There are two parabolic concrete canopies. The original 50 foot tall neon sign was demolished in 1999. For more, see this website. [map]

Michael D's Cafe (now Bowlero)
Woodland Hills, CA


Michael D's Cafe occupied the coffee shop building adjacent to Woodlake Lanes. The bowling alley was built in 1960. Orange paint was visible under the peeling lavender paint. In 2016, Bowlero took over the bowling alley and this building was repainted. [map]

Palos Verdes Bowl
Palos Verde, CA
The Palos Verdes Bowl opened in 1958. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Bowlero
San Diego, CA
The Bowlero opened in 1957 and had 55 lanes of bowling. Since 1965, the building has housed a Scottish Rite Event Center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Covina Bowl
Covina, CA
The Covina Bowl was built in 1956. It was designed by Powers, Daly, and DeRosa with an Egyptian theme. The shape of the sign is meant resemble an Egyptian key. The sign originally had neon text reading "Covina" on top where the backlit abastracted "C" is. In 2017, the bowling alley closed. It's unknown what will happen with the building and sign. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]