Bowling Signs (page 7)

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66 Bowl
Oklahoma City, OK (now Chandler, OK)
2006: 2019:
The 66 Bowl was built in 1959 and this sign is believed to be from then. It closed in 2010 and everything, including this sign, was auctioned off. The sign was restored and, in 2016, it was installed in Chandler, OK while the Rt 66 Bowl entertainment center was being built. Rt 66 Bowl opened in 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

Planet Bowl
Midwest City, OK
Shawnee Bowl
Shawnee, OK
Dust Bowl
Tulsa, OK
Planet Bowl has been here since 1960. For more, see this website. [map]

The Shawnee Bowl sign is probably from the 1950s. It was most likely all porcelain and neon originally. There was an identical sign at the Bee Line Bowl in Okmulgee, OK. [map]

The Dust Bowl opened in 2011 and this sign is from then. [map]

More Oklahoma:
Rose Bowl (Tulsa)
Sheridan Lanes (Tulsa)

former Baker
Classic Bowl
Baker City, OR
Canby Bowl [gone]
Canby, OR
I believe the Baker Classic Bowl was built in 1960. This sign appears to be from then. The name changed to the Elk Horn Lanes in 2006 but this sign remains. This photo is from 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

This photo of the Canby Bowl is from 2008. By 2013, the building and sign were gone. For more, see this website.

Kellogg Bowl
Milwaukie, OR
The Kellogg Bowl was built in 1962. It closed in 2020 and the fate of these signs and the building are unknown at this point. The pole sign was gone by 2021. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Oregon:
Coquille Valley Bowling Center (Coquille)

York, PA
222 Dutch Lanes
Ephrata, PA

The Lincoln-Way Lanes is located on the Lincoln Highway. The sign appears to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2007. The sign had been repainted by 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

The 222 Dutch Lanes building signs are probably from the 1950s. The plastic sign is one of two that flank the entrance. They were probably added or updated in the 1960s or later. [map]

Zip's Lanes
Johnstown, PA
Zip's Lanes is one of the biggest duckpin bowling centers in the country. However, this sign depicts the more common ten-pin style pins. [map]

More Pennsylvania:
Bowl Arena [map] (West Hazleton)

Lans-Bowl [gone]
Lansdale, PA
Shenango Bowl-A-Way [gone]
New Castle, PA
Lans-Bowl opened in the 1950s. The bowling alley was destroyed by fire in 2007 and demolished. This sign is gone.

The Shenango Bowl-A-Way opened in 1957. There was a pole sign and a rooftop sign. In 2013, the signs were either removed or destroyed and the building was demolished. For more, see this website.

Boulevard Lanes
Anderson, SC
The Boulevard Lanes has been here since at least the 1980s. I don't know if the sign still works or if it is/was animated. Does anyone know more about this place? [map]

More South Carolina:
Emerald Lanes [gone] (Greenwood)

Village Bowl
Aberdeen, SD
The Village Bowl opened in 1960 and these signs appear to be from then. [map]

More South Dakota:
Prairie Lanes (Brookings)
Sport Bowl (Sioux Falls)

Belmont Lanes
Bristol, TN
Dickson, TN
The Belmont Lanes sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Bowl-O-Rena features this giant pin pole sign. [map]

Donelson Lanes
Donelson, TN
The Donelson Lanes opened in 1959. This neon sign was identical to the Crescent Bowl in Bowling Green, KY which is gone now. The Donselson Lanes building's brick pattern and other signs are also the same. I believe both of these places were built by the Crescent Amusement Company which built bowling alleys near their theatres. [map]

Madison Bowl
Madison, TN
Strike & Spare
Murfreesboro, TN
The Madison Bowl brick pattern and sign appear to be the same as those as Donelson Lanes (see above). Perhaps they were owned by the same person. These photos are from 2010. The Madison Bowl is now closed. I don't know what will happen with the sign. The building and sign were still there in 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

The Murfreesboro Strike & Spare is part of a chain with about a dozen other locations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. The metal frame around this sign seems older than the plastic panels. This might have been a neon sign originally. In 2020, this business moved to a mall location and the sign was left behind. It was still there in 2022 but it was missing most of the panel on one side. [map]

More Tennessee:
Holiday Lanes [map] (Johnson City)
Funtime Bowl (Lewisburg)

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