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Bowl-era Lanes (Closed)
Hammond, IN
Photos and info courtesy Kevin Heggi


The heavy storms of mid-September 2008 caused the collapse of the roof of the Bowl-Era Lanes in Hammond, IN. According to the fire inspector, the brick walls are also in danger of collapsing.

The bowling alley was first built in 1940 and originally housed a skating rink on the 2nd floor. According to the September 26, 2008 article in The Times, the Bowl-Era closed in 1995.

The Bowl-Era is known for its mosaic tile "bowling man". 10-08

 

White Eagle Rockford ILWhite Eagle Club
Rockford, IL
Photos courtesy Kelly Sullivan


White Eagle Rockford ILHere are a couple of photos of the White Eagle Bowl in Rockford, IL. The White Eagle started up around 1935 and still features bowling recreation to this day. 09-10

(Far left) The White Eagle lettering above the main doorway at this Rockford, IL recreation establishment

(Near left) A look at the bowling alley from across the street

 

Bowling Alley Woodstock ILBowling
Woodstock, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Check out this bowling sign outside of this alley in Woodstock, IL. The neon letters on the blade marquee are prominent enough to catch the eye of people passing through town. 09-10

 

 

RiversEdge Bowl
Janesville, WI
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Here's the RiversEdge Bowl near the Rock River in downtown Janesville. This bowling alley is located across from the ACE hardware sign and both signs are fully functional.

The bowling alley features 24 lanes and is family owned and operated. See the RiversEdge Bowl website for more information. 11-10

 

 

Viking Lanes
Beloit, WI
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Viking Lanes in South Beloit, IL still features its old roadside marquee. 07-11

 

 

Starlight Lanes
Rockford, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Here's the old building for Starlight Lanes in Rockford, IL. From the looks of things, it doesn't appear that this place is still in business these days. 07-11

 

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