The bowling alley is another part of vanishing Americana that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Skyrocketing land values in Southern California have made the large plots of land that they lie on attractive to developers.
1950s architects made the bowling centers of that era in modern and often exotic themes and styles that added to their appeal during the height of bowling's public popularity.
Many of these centers have been demolished or are threatened with extinction.
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