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Bowling Signs (page 2)

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Bear Creek Lanes
Colorado Springs, CO
Crown Lanes
Denver, CO
Gold Crown Lanes
Fort Morgan, CO
Bear Creek Lanes opened in 1961. This sign appears to be from then. This photo is from 2012. The bowling alley was demolished around 2020 but the sign remains. [map]

The Crown Lanes opened in 1958 and this sign is from then. It was built by Gordon Sign. This photo is from 2012. By 2019, the sign had been repainted blue and yellow. For more, see this website. [map]

The Gold Crown Lanes was built in 1961. This sign was installed then. In 2014, the bowling alley reopened as the Morgan Lanes. The new owner looked into having the sign repainted and the neon repaired. The estimate was $23,000. He passed. There are no plans to remove the sign despite offers from collectors and dealers. The text on the bottom of the sign mentions that this facility had a nursery which was a common perk at bowling alleys in the 1950s and 1960s. Parents could drop off the kids and head off to the bar or lanes. This nursery has been used for storage since about the 1970s. [map]

Golden Bowl [gone]
Golden, CO
The Golden Bowl was built in 1955 and these signs appear to be from then. They had neon originally. The pin on the rooftop sign originally had a bowling ball where the "O" is. The bowling alley closed in 2014. The rooftop sign will be displayed inside the grocery store that will be built on the lot. The pole sign was donated to Golden preservationists. This sign was built around 1956 for the Golden Bowl Inn next door. It was taken over by the bowling alley in the 1970s.

More Colorado:
ABC Bowling (Denver) [vintage; gone]

Norwich
Ten Pin Bowl
Norwich, CT
Hi-Way Bowling
Lanes [gone]
Plainfield, CT
Ten-Pin Bowl
South Windsor, CT
The Norwich Ten Pin Bowl used a giant bowling pin as its sign. This photo is from 2005. The pin was later repainted and the place was known as Norwich Bowling. By 2017, the sign had been removed. It was restored and reinstalled around 2020. For more, see this website. [map]

This photo of the Hi-Way Bowling Lanes sign is from 2007. By 2012, the place had closed and the top panels of the sign were missing. By 2018, the bowling pin and arrow were also gone.

The Ten-Pin Bowl was built in the 1950s. The roof collapsed in 2011 and the building was demolished later that year. A new building was constructed for Hartford Truck Equipment. The bowling sign was still in the parking lot in 2021. [map]

More Connecticut:
Callahan's Bowl-O-Rama (Newington) [map]
Barnum Duckpin Bowling (Stratford)

former Phoenix Lanes
Jacksonville, FL
2009: 2021:
The Phoenix Lanes opened in 1958. This sign might be from then or from the 1960s. The business closed around 2013. In 2016, renovation of the building began. The Phoenix Bar & Bowling opened in 2018. The sign no longer has neon. [map]

Orange Bowl Lanes
Kissimmee, FL
Orange Bowl Lanes opened in 1960 and the facade sign was installed then. I don't know when the rooftop sign was added. The neon was removed at some point from the rooftop sign. The orange part of the rooftop sign was painted black like a bowling ball until around 2015. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Felton
Lanes [gone]
Pensacola, FL
Ten Pin Lanes
South Pasadena, FL
Super Bowl [gone]
Atlantic, IA
Bowlmor Lanes
Davenport, IA
Felton Lanes opened in 1941 in Warrington. The business moved to this location in Pensacola in 1948. There were expansions in 1956 and 1958. The bowling alley closed in 2017. The sign remained until around 2021 when the building was demolished. The sign looks like it might have been from the 1960s or 1970s. For more, see this website.

The Ten Pin Lanes opened in 1950. This sign is probably from then. It is installed on top of the entrance canopy. Until 2017, there were individual letters below this sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Super Bowl is now known as the Super Bowl Sports Bar & Grill. This sign cleverly combined bowling and football graphics. My guess is that it was from the 1960s or 1970s. By 2018, it was replaced with a plain rectangular backlit plastic sign.

The Bowlmor Lanes opened in 1941. For more, see this website. [map]

Arrowhead Bowl
Keokuk, IA
Rose Bowl [gone]
Mason City, IA
Cadillac Lanes [gone]
Waterloo, IA
The Arrowhead Bowl must be from the 1950s or 1960s. The neon is missing from these channel letters now. [map]

The Rose Bowl opened in 1964 and this sign was from then. There was a severe fire in 2014 and the place has been closed since then. The sign was still there in 2015. By 2018, the pin was gone but the top "Rose Bowl" panel was still there.

The Cadillac Lanes is still there but this sign was replaced with a plastic box sign in 2008. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

More Iowa:
Plaza Lanes (Des Moines) [gone]

Owyhee Lanes
Homedale, ID
Tough Guy Lanes
Pocatello, ID
The Owyhee Lanes giant bowling ball and pin sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Tough Guy Lanes opened in 1957. The neon "Bowling" sign is from then. The plastic and neon pin sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Pop 'n Pin Lanes
Preston, ID
Magic Bowl
Twin Falls, ID
The Pop 'n Pin Lanes appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Magic Bowl was built in 1958. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

More Idaho:
Malad Bowl (Malad) [gone]
Rigby Bowl (Rigby) [gone]

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