Sunday, June 24, 2018

Markay Recreation Center & Markay Bowling Alley, 7221 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

Markay Bowling Alley (Built by the Muno Brothers) - 7221 N. Western Ave., Chicago. 1960
Markay Recreation Center, 7221 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. Built by the Mauno Brothers. Before 1943 it was called the West Ridge Recreation Parlor. The bowling alley, with only 8 lanes, was located in the basement of this commercial building located along Western Avenue in Chicago.
Eight Lanes of the Markay Bowling Alley.
The lanes harken back to the days of "pin boys." Almost directly across the street was the more modern Sunset Bowl opened after the advent of automatic pinsetters.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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