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1950's Abandoned Bowling Alley



A six stool counter serves as the restaurant portion of this abandoned bowling alley.

Abandoned Bowling Alley

This type of bowling alley has been obsolete for many years. This location has been in operation for over fifty years. It consisted of 12 lanes with manual scoring (pencil and paper). There were six lanes on two different levels of the building.

The benches were hand carved. Some of the signage dates back to the 1950's.

The business was popular for weekend birthday parties, bachelor parties and bridal showers. It served as a social hub for seniors, many of whom had been in the same bowling league for years.


bowling ball and shoes
A pair of bowling shoes and bowling ball

scores on a chalk board
No computer scoring here. League scores are kept on the chalk board.


bowling lanes


The age of this bowling alley is quite visible

The bowling alley served Labatt's 50, a non-common brand of beer for any licensed establishment.

Talking Walls Photography
This is, in fact, me.

The owner was offered a substantial amount of money to vacate the building. It won't be new housing that will take the building's place, but light rail transit.



5 pin
The pins have taken several hits.

The bowling alley sits vacant with all of the equipment left behind. Several pairs of bowling shoes collect dust as they wait for the day they may be worn once again.


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