Archive for the ‘OLD CHICAGO BOWLING ALLEYS’ Category

Burr Oak Bowl

March 5, 2017


3030 Burr Oak Ave. (Blue Island)

Still in business!

Brookfield Bowl

February 12, 2017


3415 Maple Ave. (Brookfield)

New Year’s Eve at Marigold Arcade (1963)

December 30, 2016

Chicago Bowler, December 14, 1963, p. 3

Lawn Lanes

October 9, 2016

Lawn Lanes (2016)

6750 S. Pulaski Rd.

Still in business!



Wilmette Bowling Center (Bleser’s Academy)

July 10, 2016

Wilmette Bowling Center

1903 Schiller St. (Wilmette)

Still in business!

Bowling Lanes

June 10, 2016

Bowling Lanes

5221 N. Broadway

Marzano’s Palace of Pleasure

February 19, 2016

Marzano's Palace of Pleasure

3315 W. 63rd St.

Striker Lanes (Euclid Bowl)

October 11, 2015

Striker Lanes (Euclid Bowl)

6728 W. 16th St. (Berwyn)

Still in business!





Laredo Lanes (Bluebird Lanes)

September 20, 2015

Laredo Lanes

3900 W. Columbus Ave.

Still in business!


Chicago Bowling History on WGN Radio

September 2, 2015

JRS and Justin

On Monday night, after Lincoln Square Recreation burned down, Justin Kaufmann had me on “The Download” show on Chicago’s WGN Radio.  We talked about Chicago’s bowling history.  Here’s the link–