Bowling Signs (page 4)

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Green Acres Bowl
Abilene, KS
Holiday Bowl
Augusta, KS
Zuckey's Bowl
Manhattan, KS
Starlite Lanes
McPherson, KS
The neon has been removed from the Green Acres Bowl sign. This bowling alley might have gone by another name originally. Does anyone know the history of this sign? This photo is from 2010. In 2016, the sign was repainted and now advertises for the Tornado Alley Lanes. The green part of the sign is now red. [map]

The Holiday Bowl opened in 1958. The sign's lettering was definitely inspired by Holiday Inn signs. The bowling alley closed in 2010. In 2022, work began to reopen the business. [map]

The Zuckey's Bowl sign appears to be from the 1950s. The business is now known as Little Apple Lanes. This sign remains. [map]

The Starlite Lanes opened in 1961 and this sign is from then. [map]

Gage Bowl North [gone]
Topeka, KS
Gage Center Bowl opened in 1960 and Gage Bowl North opened in 1961. Both locations had the same signs. Gage Center Bowl has a folded plate canopy of the entrance. Gage Bowl North closed in 2011. By 2014, the sign on the building had been removed and the pole sign was covered up. The owner plans to use the building for restaurant and/or retail space. The Gage Center Bowl signs were refurbished in 2014. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Crescent Bowl [gone]
Bowling Green, KY
Dix-E-Town Lanes
Elizabethtown, KY
former Southland
Bowling Alley
Lexington, KY
Melody Lanes [gone]
Madisonville, KY
The Crescent Bowl featured identical signs to that in Donelson, TN. I believe both of these places were both built by the Crescent Amusement Company which built bowling alleys near their theatres. The Donelson Lanes opened in 1957 and the Crescent Bowl opened in 1960. In 2014, the Crescent Bowl closed and the building was demolished. This sign may have been purchased by a collector. For more, see this website.

The E-Town Lanes, aka the Dix-E-Town Lanes, is located on the Dixie Highway. It has been here since at least the 1960s. In 2022, the business became the B&B Lanes and the sign was adapted and neon removed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Southland Bowling Alley sign was built in the early 1960s. The building and sign were designed by the architectural firm of Johnson-Romanowitz. The sign caught fire in 2007 and was rebuilt by 2009. This place is now known as Collins Bowling Center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Melody Lanes sign is probably from the 1950s. Around 2019, the neon was removed and the sign was repainted. The letters are now backlit plastic. For more, see this website. [map]

More Kentucky:
Lyndon Lanes (Louisville) [gone]
Ten Pin Lanes (Louisville)
Corvette Lanes (Murray)

Mid-City Lanes Rock 'N Bowl
New Orleans, LA
2006: 2019: 2020:
Mid-City Lanes Rock 'N Bowl opened in 1941 and added rock, zydeco and R&B bands in 1988. I don't know when the sign was built or if this was its original position. [map]

More Louisiana:
Holiday Lanes (Bossier City)
Southgate Bowling Center (Shreveport)

Malden Square Bowladrome [gone]
Malden, MA
The Malden Square Bowladrome was later known as Ryan Family Amusements but these signs remained. These photos are from 2009. The signs were restored between 2011 and 2013. The signs feature candlepins. In 2017, the place closed and the vertical pin sign was sold to a collector. The other signs are gone now, too.

More Massachusetts:
Sunnyside Bowladrome (Danvers) [map]
Wakefield Bowladrome (Wakefield) [map]
Wal-Lex Recreation Center (Waltham) [gone]

Bay Lanes
Bay City, MI
Wenger's Bowl
Grand Rapids, MI
Bowling Lanes
Grand Rapids, MI
Bay Lanes opened in 1964 and this sign appears to be from then. [map]

Wenger's Bowl opened in 1920. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Clique Bowling Lanes opened in 1953. The 16 lanes came from the Chicago Coliseum. For more, see this website. [map]

Howell, MI
Bowling Center
Muskegon, MI
The Bowl-E-Drome opened in 1950. This sign may be from then. [map]

The Sherman Bowling Center opened in 1956 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Shula's 31 Bowl
Niles, MI
Bowlero Lanes
Royal Oak, MI
This sign originally advertised for Shula's 31 Bowl. Joey Armadillo's reopened the bowling alley around 2005 and adapted this sign. The sign features animated bowling balls. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Bowlero Lanes sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Stardust Lanes [gone]
Saginaw, MI
State Lanes [gone]
Saginaw, MI
The Stardust Lanes opened in 1964. The name and sign's lettering were inspired by the Stardust Hotel signs in Las Vegas. In 2018, the sign was removed. For more, see this website.

The State Lanes opened in 1959. Part of the sign was replaced between 2005 (first photo above) and 2011 (other two photos). The business closed in 2018 and the sign was removed.

Shelby Lanes
Shelby Township, MI
Town N Country Lanes
Westland, MI
Ypsi-Arbor Lanes [gone]
Ypsilanti, MI
I believe the Shelby Lanes opened in the late 1960s. [map]

The Town N Country Lanes sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Ypsi-Arbor Lanes opened in 1964 and this sign is from then. The name came from its location between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. The bowling alley closed in 2001. There are plans to demolish the building in order to construct a strip mall. The contents of the building and the sign were auctioned off. The sign was sold to a private collector for $3,250. It cost another $1,750 or so to move it. The sign was more than twenty feet tall and had been well-maintained over the years. In addition to the red, green, blue and white neon, the sign features more than 200 flashing bulbs. The yellow bulbs were lit sequentially from the tips of the sunburst towards the sign's center. For more, see this website. [night photo thanks Mark Comstock]

More Michigan:
Almac Lanes (Bad Axe)
Holiday Bowl (Escanaba) [gone]
Thunderbird Lanes (Ypsilanti) [vintage; gone]

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