Friday, November 10, 2006

Palos Verdes Bowl

24600 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, California 90505

The Palos Verdes Bowl is the best looking bowling alley in the South Bay area, and has been around since 1958. It showcases classic Googie architecture, a really neat sign, and forty lanes of bowling fun.

The cool sign I mentioned. It has seen better days, but a little restoration would make it come back to life quite easily. Unfortunately, just behind the sign is another sign that advertises the property as "Available". With all the redevelopment in the area, I would not be surprised to see the bowling alley close and replaced with another shopping center. I would be sad, but not surprised.

A side view showing off some of the great fifties design elements.

A closer look of the same area.

On the south side of the building is "Big" Daddy's pro shop. Here you can buy all the bowling supplies you'll ever need.

A nice little sign of the pro shop.

A reverse view of the south side entrance.

A close up of the large sign. The karaoke night is pretty fun, but I never had the courage to get up there and sing. But watching other people act ridiculous is hilarious.

Visit the Palos Verdes Bowl's website here.

View more photographs of PV Bowl here.


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