Beverly Bowl (Removed)
Montebello, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Beverly Bowl used to be a great place for a few games of ten
pin bowling or play video arcade game and shoot pool at night. Its immense
neon sign no longer lights up the sky.
UPDATE : The marquee was removed. Another AMF owned bowling center has lost its unique marquee.
Covina Lanes Photo courtesy Georg Balandran
Here's another shot of the marquee at the Covina Lanes. This bowling
alley is still a sight to look at, especially
during the day.
Covina, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Covina Bowl and West Covina
Lanes were built around the same time in the 50s. The Covina Bowl was
originally built with an Egyptian theme, which explains the pyramid-like
shape of the front and the names of the banquet rooms inside (Pyramid
Room and Egyptian Room being among the largest). Many thanks to Leo Guiala, former Assistant Manager
of the Covina Bowl for above info.
Hollywood Star Lanes (Demolished)
Los Angeles, CA Photo courtesy Sal Garcia
Hollywood Star Lanes has neon to make even a star blush. This
is one pin that could be seen for blocks. The Hollywood Star Lanes was built in 1962 and has been serving the edge of Hollywood ever since.
Hollywood Star Lanes marquee (Demolished) Photo courtesy Sal Garcia
UPDATE : The Hollywood Star Lanes was demolished by the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2002. A new school is planned for the site.
Garden Square Bowl (Demolished)
Garden Grove, CA Photo courtesy Georg Balandran
Champion Lanes (Demolished)
Garden Grove Photo courtesy Georg Balandran
This bowling alley marquee prominently features the lettering for "bowl"
amidst googie style lettering and blocked outlines.
UPDATE : This is the sign from the Champion Lanes, which was almost right across the street from Garden Square Bowl. I bowled league there for many years. The decor inside was a perfect example of googie. From the stone walls, brightly colored light fixtures, and bowling equipment original to it's opening in the early 60's, it was definitely a trip back in time. It closed it's doors for good in the early 90's. Many thanks to Jay Hunnemeyer for putting a name to the "mystery bowl" and for information update. 03-06