Archer-Loomis Recreation (Hector’s Recreation)

Archer-Loomis Recreation

2903 S. Archer Ave.

9 Responses to “Archer-Loomis Recreation (Hector’s Recreation)”

  1. R. Gordon Says:

    Worked in this place many times years ago with my Dad. We use to refer to it as being owned by the “Politician.” A Chicago Alderman use to own it back then. Thanks for the pic, brought back some fond memories

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      I have an ad that shows this place operating as early as 1916. It was known as Hector’s Recreation then, with the proprietor listed as C.A. Hector. Some of the leagues mentioned in the ad–North American Indian, Immaculate Conception, Edison, Nip ‘n’ Tuck.

  2. Geno Says:

    Wow, I’ve just stumbled onto this. Based on what you wrote above, J.R., I can almost guarantee that my family had something to do with this place. My family is Hector on my maternal grandmother’s side. Late 19th century to mid 20th century, there were lots of attorneys and business people … all from the general vicinity of 33rd and Archer.

  3. D harp Says:

    Was there another bowling alley down the street on Throop ?

  4. Al Koran Says:

    The place was called Johnny Walls, after the alderman John Wall. And the bowling alley on Throop St. Was in the rear of St. Barbara’s School. A nice little 6 lane place, and a hang out for us kids

  5. Ken Janulewicz Says:

    My dad and uncle would stop in with me when I was a kid. Mainly they’d have a beer downstairs. I remember they had a great dane that was very particular over who walked in the door and would go nuts if he didn’t like them. I must have been about 7 years old at that time….1947?

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