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Bowling Signs (page 6)

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Sky-Lanes
Asheville, NC
The Sky-Lanes opened in 1963 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Red Ray Lanes
Grand Forks, ND
The Red Ray Lanes signs might be from the 1950s and/or 1960s. The Kegler Lounge sign might be more recent. The bowling alley has been open since at least 1963. [map]

North Hill Bowl
Minot, ND
Ten Spot Lanes
Mandan, ND
North Hill Bowl opened in 1957. This sign was originally neon. By 2018, it had been converted to backlit plastic and LED tubing. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Ten Spot Lanes may have opened in 1964. However, this sign looks more typical of the 1950s. This bowling alley may have gone by a different name originally. [map]

Wonder Lanes
New Rockford, ND
Wonder Lanes opened in 1963 and the neon sign is probably from then. The vertical sign on the right is modern. It was installed around 2021. [map]

Super Bowl
Grand Island, NE
Cornhusker Lanes
Ogallala, NE
Arena Bowl
Gering, NE
Broadway Lanes
Hartington, NE
The Super Bowl sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

The Cornhusker Lanes sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

The Arena Bowl was built in 1956 and this sign appears to be from then. The neon has been replaced with LED tubing. For more, see this website. [map]

The Broadway Lanes opened in 1970. [map]

King Pin Lanes
Gordon, NE
Kim Bowl
Kimball, NE
King Pin Lanes opened in 1955. This sign is probably from much later. A bowling pin is used for the entrance's door handle. [map]

The Kim Bowl opened in 1956 and this sign is probably from then. The business is closed but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Bowlatorium
Omaha, NE
The Bowlatorium and gymnasium were built in 1954 and this sign appears to be from then. From the beginning, they have been owned and operated by the Immaculate Conception Church. [map]

More Nebraska:
Chops Bowl (Omaha)
Kelley's Hilltop Lanes (Omaha) [gone]
Kelley's North Bowl (Omaha) [gone]

Leda Lanes
Nashua, NH
Bowl-O-Rama [gone]
Portsmouth, NH
The Leda Lanes opened in 1959. This neon candlepin sign is installed on the roof. [map]

Bowl-o-Rama is still open but this sign was replaced with a box sign in 2009. The 33-foot-tall sign was built in the 1960s and shaped like a candlepin.

Asbury Lanes
Asbury Park, NJ
Ocean Lanes
Lakewood Township, NJ
Pinsetter Bar and Bowl
Pennsauken, NJ
The Asbury Lanes opened in 1969. The sign was restored when the club opened around 2007. The sign was badly damaged in a windstorm in 2010. It was repaired in 2012 just before this photo was taken. The "Bowl Where You See the Magic Triangle" and AMF logo panel was replaced with "Music Food Drinks". The place closed in 2015. The sign was removed as building renovations were started. In 2018, the sign was reinstalled. The new place incarnation will feature the bowling alley as well as bars, a restaurant, and live entertainment. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ocean Lanes opened in 1959. This sign a replica of the original. [map]

The Pinsetter Bar and Bowl opened in 2007. This photo is from 2009. It was previously known as the Maple Lanes which opened in 1962. In 1972, it was renamed the Maple Bowl. This sign appears to be a new creation or updating although the owners believe it is original. The building and sign had been repainted by 2016. [map]

Playdrome
Toms River, NJ
Curtis
Suburban Lanes
Trenton, NJ
Hy-Way Bowl [gone]
Union, NJ
The Playdrome opened in 1958 at another location. It moved here in 1968. There are about four other Playdromes in the area that were part of a chain of thirteen locations. However, this business preceded them and had no relationship with them. [map]

The Curtis Suburban Lanes sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Hy-Way Bowl sign appeared to be from the 1950s. I don't know what inspired the cactus outline that had been added. In 2021, plans were announced to build a car dealership on the property. The building and sign were gone by 2022.

Parkway Lanes
Elmwood Park, NJ
The Parkway Lanes opened in 1959. This sign is from then. These photos are from 2009. By 2016, the neon had been removed from the letters and replaced with LED rope. [map]

More New Jersey:
Bowler City (Hackensack) [map]

Sugar Bowl
Lanes [gone]
Belen, NM
Gal-A-Bowl
Gallup, NM
The Sugar Bowl Lanes was built in the 1950s and closed in 2008. It was named after the original owner, Sugar Glidewell. There was a fire in 2021. By the following year, the sign and building were gone.

The Gal-A-Bowl sign might be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

former Fiesta Lanes
Albuquerque, NM
Holiday Bowl
Albuquerque, NM
The Fiesta Lanes opened around 1961 and closed in 1998. The sign was built by Electrical Products Corp. The building was demolished but the sign was adapted. For more, see this website. [map]

More New Mexico:
Bel Aire Bowl (Hobbs)

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