Bowling Signs (page 8)

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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 [gone]
Milwaukie, OR
The Kellogg Bowl was built in 1962 and closed in 2020. The pole sign was gone by 2021. The building was demolished in 2022. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Oregon:
Coquille Valley Bowling Center [map] (Coquille)
Northgate Bowl (Salem)

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:
Harvest Moon Lanes (Linden) [gone]
Bowl Arena (West Hazleton) [gone]

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 [gone]
Anderson, SC
The Boulevard Lanes has been here since at least the 1980s. In 2023, this sign was replaced with a plastic sign.

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

Fair City Lanes
Huron, SD
The Fair City Lanes opened in 1946. This sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Village Bowl
Aberdeen, SD


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

More South Dakota:
Sport Bowl (Sioux Falls)
Suburban Lanes (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. In 2023, the owners decided to close and sell the property. Apartments will be built on the site. The pole sign will supposedly remain but it's not known if it will be adapted. [map]

Madison Bowl
Madison, TN
Strike & Spare [gone]
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 2022. 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 seemed older than the plastic panels. It might have been a neon sign originally. In 2020, this business moved to a mall location and the sign was left behind. It is gone now.

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

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