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Old bowling alley
Fullerton Bowl, on Commonwealth, just west of Spadra/Harbor on south side of street.

Directly across Commonwealth from Sears Roebuck. Easy walking distance of the Brothers Country Kitchen, Fender's Radio Shop, Gifford's Stationery, The Christian Science Reading Room, Judi Lynn's Bakery, Grimm's Watches & Jewelry, The Melody Inn and Charlie Hale's Spadra Market, as well as Easton's Brown Mug, The Pillory, and the Fox Fullerton.


The bowling alley had a recessed entry-way it shared with another business. Can't remember what that other was. I guess they were both on that alley, right? An alley parallel to Spadra/Harbor.

 

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PAUK SAEVIG, '67 -- UPPER CASE FOR EASIER READING on November 30, 2021 at 3:42 PM said:

ANN RAY'S ('67) FATHER, BUD RAY, WAS A PINSETTER, I THINK IN HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE HE FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR TW0,

HE SMILED AND SAID, "YOU HAD TO BE QUICK!"
JACK CARLE, '62 on November 1, 2010 at 11:53 AM said:

MY BROTHER WAS A PIN-SETTER THERE. IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS. AND YES HE GOT HIT SEVERAL TIMES.

I ALSO BELIEVE THERE WERE 4 LANES.

I REMEMBER WHEN AT THE END OF THE GAME THERE WAS A TENNIS BALL THAT THE BOWLERS WOULD PUT MONEY IN AND ROLL IT DOWN TO THE PINSETTERS FOR A TIP.
Wayne Foss, '64 on November 1, 2010 at 9:24 AM said:

The bowling alley burned in the mid 1960s and the new building became Boege’s sporting goods. Today it is occupied by Roscoe’s deli. The eastern 1/3 of the deli was a real estate and insurance office, the western 2/3s is the new building that replaced the bowling alley. Going east the next building housed a shoe store (now a wedding dress shop).
Charlie Hale, '66 on October 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM said:

Bill Brehm and I used to bowl there in 6th or 7th grade. I think it had 4 lanes. My Dad used to bowl there in the early 1950's.

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