3016 N. Central Ave.
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Did this use to be Manor Bowl?
No–Manor Bowl was one block north, on the same side of Central. I believe each of them had about 16 lanes.
Manor had 18, Stratford 16. Stratford’s Bar area overlooked lane 16 through windows. Used to work there in the 60’s
I bowled in both places many times. When I was in the North End, Manor was our home house 1970 thru 1973, and Stratford 1975 thru 1977.
For many years, Manor had no bar–one of the few bowling alleys in Chicago without one. As a result, they had a couple of temperance leagues bowling in the place.
I bowled an intramural league from St.Patrick H.S.
from 1968 to 1971 at Stratford.
J.R. , which team did you bowl with in North End ?
We were Holloway Candy when we bowled out of Manor and All-Star, and Farm Express when we moved to Stratford. That last sponsor gave us spiffy shirts with real embroidery.
Good times at the Strat !
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