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Bowling Signs (page 7)

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Boulder Bowl [gone]
Boulder City, NV
Telescope Lanes
Elko, NV
This Boulder Bowl sign appeared to be from the 1950s. There was evidence of plugged neon tubing holes on the panels. This photo is from 2006. Sometime between 2009 and 2011, a new sign with plastic panels replaced this one. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Telescope Lanes occupies part of the former Telescope Hotel which was built in 1908. There has been a bowling alley in the building since 1950. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

former Hi Roc Lanes
Saratoga Springs, NY
Flamingo Bowl
Liverpool, NY
The Hi Roc Lanes opened in the 1950s. In 2008, the name was changed to Saratoga Strike Zone. When this photo was taken in 2010, the sign was still the same. By 2014, the top "Hi Roc" panel had been removed. By 2016, the "Lanes" panel and pole had also been removed. [map]

The Flamingo Bowl has been around since the 1950s. I've been told that this sign is original. The plastic panels and channel lettering were probably added later. The sign is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More New York:
Gun Post Lanes (Bronx)
Bowling Bar (Brooklyn)
Boulevard Bowl (Schenectady)

77 Colonial Lanes [gone]
Canton, OH
Plaza
Bowling Lanes
Celina, OH
Pawnee Lanes
Cleveland, OH
Mahall's
Twenty Lanes
Cleveland, OH
Yorktown Lanes
Cleveland, OH
The 77 Colonial Lanes opened in 1963. The first photo is from around 2001. By 2012, second photo, only the top part of the sign remained. The neon had also been removed. In 2017, the bowling alley closed and the sign was removed.

Plaza Bowling Lanes opened in 1961. In 2009, the sign's porcelain enamel panels were replaced. Most of the neon was removed. This photo is from 2010. In 2013, the sign bent in half. It was repaired soon after that. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pawnee Lanes opened in 1947 and the sign is probably from then or slightly after. It was repainted sometime after 2007. This photo is from 2010. The neon is still missing. [map]

Mahall's Twenty Lanes opened in 1924. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Yorktown Lanes opened in 1959. For more, see this website. [map]

Northgate Lanes [gone]
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Rainbow Lanes
and Lounge [gone]
Fremont, OH
Grove City Lanes
Grove City, OH
The Northgate Lanes sign was encased in wire mesh, probably to keep out birds and protect the neon. This photo is from 2005. By 2010, the bowling alley and the mall that it was part of was demolished. The State Road Shopping Center was built in 1953 and this sign might have been from then.

The Rainbow Lanes and Lounge sign appeared to be from the 1960s. The place closed in 2007. This photo is from 2009. In 2013, the building was demolished. This sign was sold at auction to a collector.

The Grove City Lanes has a refurbished vintage sign. The "Grove City" part may have been a different name and was probably outlined with neon. The awning makes this sign difficult to see and photograph. [map]

Park Lanes [gone]
Mansfield, OH
Capri Lanes
Kettering, OH

The Park Lanes opened in 1959 and this sign appears to have been built then. The sign was still there in 2018 but was gone by 2019. The bowling alley was demolished in 2021.

The Capri Lanes opened in 1959 and features 36 lanes. They have a pole sign and a rooftop sign. I don't know if they are/were related to the Capri Lanes in Columbus (see below) or if it was just a common name. [map]

Sports Bowl [gone]
Middletown, OH
King Pin Lanes [gone]
Toledo, OH
2009: 2019: 2006: 2012:
I believe the Sports Bowl opened in 1955. The building also had a nice-looking entrance sign. By 2012, both signs were gone. The bottom part of the sign is now part of a private collection in Albuquerque, NM. I don't know if the top part of the sign was saved.

The King Pin Lanes opened in 1948. This sign, or a facsimile of the original, might have been from then. By 2009, the plastic letters had been removed from the sign and it was refaced. The LED tubing around the border was replaced with neon. By 2017, the sign had been removed.

former Kinser Lanes
New Philadelphia, OH
20th Century Lanes
Oak Harbor, OH
Echo Lanes
Bowl
Warren, OH
Freeway
Lanes [gone]
Warren, OH
Kinser Lanes featured a neon bowling pin sign and bas relief pins on its building. These photos are from 2009. In 2012, the place became the Wabash Lanes. The neon has been removed from the sign and it was repainted. The bottom panel now reads Wabash Lanes. [map]

The 20th Century Lanes sign appears to be a refurbished sign from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Echo Lanes Bowl and the Freeway Lanes signs were probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. Both of these signs have been updated a bit but still retain their original character. The Freeway Lanes was previously known as the Rainbow Lanes. By 2018, this sign had been replaced with a plastic sign. For more, see this website. [Echo map]

S&S Western Bowl
Cincinnati, OH
Fiesta Lanes
Columbus, OH
Hillcrest Lanes [gone]
Columbus, OH
The S&S Western Bowl opened in 1958 and this sign appears to be from then. [night photo thanks George Feinthel] [map]

The Fiesta Lanes bowling alley opened in 1958 and this sign is probably from then. The building was demolished around 2000. This sign was saved and is now installed in the lobby of a doctor's office. For more, see this website.

The Hillcrest Lanes sign appeared to be from the 1950s. The place closed in 2011 but the sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2011. The panels were still there in 2016 but gone by 2017. For more, see this website.

Capri Lanes
Columbus, OH
The Capri Lanes and sign are from 1962. This photo is from 2010. Around 2013, the green panels below the sign were painted orange. For more, see this website. [map]

More Ohio:
Classic Bowl (Canton) [vintage; gone]
Gilmore Bowling [map] (Fairfield)
Alpa Lanes [map] (Uhrichsville)

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)

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