California Mid-Century Modern Bowling Alleys (page 2)

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La Habra 300 Bowl
La Habra, CA
2008: 2013:
The La Habra 300 Bowl was built in 1960. The building features 32 lanes for bowling, a coffee shop, and the 13th Frame Lounge. The sign was repainted green and yellow about a month after the first photo above was taken. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Friendly Hills Bowl
Whittier, CA


I believe the Friendly Hills Bowl was built in the late 1950s. It was later known as the AMF Friendly Hills Lanes. The business closed in 2015. The building and sign were preserved and adapted for a retail complex. [map]

Mission Hills Bowl
Mission Hills, CA
The Mission Hills Bowl was built in 1957 as the Sepulveda Bowl. It was designed by Martin Stern, Jr. It closed in 2015. In 2017, the building was being adapted for a Ross Dress for Less store. For more, see this website. [map]

former Grand Central Bowl
Glendale, CA
The Grand Central Bowl was designed by William Rudolph and opened around 1959. It had 60 lanes. Since at least 2015, the building has housed offices for the Walt Disney Co. For more, see this website. [map]

Brunswick Sands Bowl
Lancaster, CA
The Brunswick Sands Bowl was built in 1958 as the Sands Bowl. The building was most likely designed by Powers, Daly, and DeRosa. The plaster mural with Egyptian figures was created by Milton Tuttle. Around 2017, the exterior was repainted red, white and grey as the bowling alley became the Brunswick Zone Sands Bowl. [map]