Friday, July 15, 2011

Update- RIP Park Manor Bowl

Location: 100 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
Update- The demolition continues. The management has pulled out the lockers used by customers, any customer who has a locker key is asked to come and remove their belongings or they will be given to the salvage company. If anyone is interested in a souvenir, old bowling balls are available to be taken away. All pins have been taken.





Yesterday the storm caused the roofing support beam to give way and the roof collapsed on the lanes of Park Manor Bowl. The damage was severe and the bowling alley will be demolished. There owner has not discussed whether he will rebuild the bowling alley at this time. 


Long time residents remember Park Manor Bowl as the first African Americans who moved into the community were denied access and later remember when a Park Manor resident Adolph Gary purchased the bowling alley from the Cave family. There are many individuals including the writer who have memories from the bowling alley as well this was one of the last bowling alleys left on the southside and in the 6th ward. We had as many as four in the 1980's now zero.


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