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Carter Bowl
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

A keen example of the fate of our roadside treasures, the marquee of the Carter Bowl in Anaheim was changed in 1999 from the fabulous googie sign on the left (just look at those colors!) to the booorrrring marquee on the right. Another one bites the dust. 01-99

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Orange County Googie.

 

 

Regal Lanes (Gone)
Orange, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Regal Lanes in Orange, CA was a prime bowling spot in the area. Built and opened for business in 1974, the Regal Lanes was home to over 30 years of family fun. 02-99

 

UPDATE 07/13 : Like many other bowling alleys in Orange County, Regal Lanes closed down for good almost a decade ago. The bowling alley property was sold to the neighboring Toyota Dealership for more parking. 07-13

 

 

Holiday Bowl (Closed)
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Holiday Bowl sits in a tenuous spot next the the vacant Majestic Pontiac lot. Soon to see the property managment sign? Let's hope not.

Unfortunately, the Holiday Bowl met its demise in 2003 and is the building has been repurposed to a Starbucks. See Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Holiday Bowl for more information. 03-99

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Googie Architecture.

 

 

Cal Bowl
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the neon sign for the Cal Bowl, located in Lakewood. The bowling alley recently renovated and still features 30+ lanes. 04-99

 

 

 

 

 

La Habra 300 Bowl
La Habra, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The La Habra Bowl is a polynesian styled masterpiece. The coffee shop (not pictured) on the left is a jewel by itself. 06-99

 

La Habra Bowl Marquee
Photo courtesy Frank Kao

 

 

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