Stack and Ryan Recreation (original)—Chicago

1133 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2 Responses to “Stack and Ryan Recreation (original)—Chicago”

  1. Loren Moore Says:

    Hi Dr. Jake,
    I have a matchcover of Sports Bowl (24 new Brunswick centennial alleys) located at 1133 Milwaukee Ave. Is there a connection between Sports Bowl and Stack and Ryan?

    Thank you….Loren Moore

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      Stack & Ryan Recreation started out at 1133 North Milwaukee Avenue. During the 1950s, Messrs. Stack and Ryan sold the place on Milwaukee Avenue and opened a new Stack & Ryan Bowl at 1510 North Damen Avenue. Their former venue then became known as Sports Bowl—which is why I labeled the post “Original” Stack & Ryan. Both places are long gone.

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