Bowling Signs (page 9)

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Township Bowl
Hillsboro, WI
Janesville, WI
Bowling Lanes
Rice Lake, WI
Hawk Bowl
Whitewater, WI
The neon was removed from the Township Bowl sign sometime after 2006. It was repainted at that time. This photo is from 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

RiversEdge Bowl opened in 1950. This bowling pin sign is about ten feet tall. [map]

Rand's Bowling Lanes opened around 1955. [map]

The Hawk Bowl opened around 1958 and this sign appears to be from then. The sign was made by Osgood & Co. of Beloit, Wisconsin. It is about 12 feet tall and is lit with orange, green, pink and orange neon. Another neon sign above the entrance reads "16 Brunswick Lanes, Automatic Scoring." For more, see this website. [map]

El Mark-O Lanes
Casper, WY
The El Mark-O Lanes opened in 1960 and these signs are from then. The name came from combining the owners' names, Elma and Mark O'Connell. The giant bowling pin continues to be lit with white chasing bulbs. The name "El Mark-O Lanes" is lit with pink neon. The "BOWLING" panels have not been lit for many years. The owner found them too expensive to fix. The building was previously painted two shades of green. Around 1990, the building was repainted to its current color scheme. [map]

Silver Spur Lanes
Lander, WY
Classic Lanes
Powell, WY
Memory Lanes
Rawlins, WY
The Silver Spur Lanes sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe the Classic Lanes opened in 1964. This sign is probably from then. [map]

The Memory Lanes sign appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Bowlero Lanes
Hamilton, ON
O'Connor Bowl [gone]
Toronto, ON
Varsity Ridge
Bowling Centre [gone]
Vancouver, BC
Grandview Lanes
Vancouver, BC
The Bowlero Lanes sign appears to be from the from the 1950s. The sign remains although the business has closed. [map]

The O'Connor Bowl opened in 1951. It closed in 2015 and building was demolished. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Varsity Ridge Bowling Centre opened around 1951. It featured this giant bowling pin sign on the roof. The bowling center offered Canadian five-pin bowling which uses shorter pins and smaller balls than traditional ten-pin bowling. In five-pin, the pins are encircled with rubber. The Varsity Ridge closed in 2013. The building was demolished for condos. The bowling pin was saved by a private collector.

The Grandview Lanes opened in 1947. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Canada Signs:
Paradise Lanes (Calgary, AB)
Billy Mosienko Lanes (Winnipeg, MB)
Laurentian Lanes [map] (Montreal, QC)

More Bowling Signs:
Giant Bowling Pins (various cities)
Let's Bowl! Vintage Signs Flickr Group (various cities)

Mid-Century Modern Bowling Alleys:

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