Blick’s Bowling Center

Located in the massive parking structure for the Candler Building, Blick’s Bowling Center had 52 lanes and on the site at Dobbs and P’tree Center Ave is now the massive parking structure (and gallery space) for Georgia Pacific.

Then (1949):

BlicksBowlingCenter

And Now:

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Here’s an ad from the 1950’s mentioning they have “a lady instructor” for women and children who may want to try the sport. They think of everything: “Free parking to bowlers in modern fireproof Candler Building Garage in same building. Drive in, park your car, get bowling ticket, take passenger elevators to bowling floors.”

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Here are some interior shots from the GSU archives:

http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/lane/id/13742

http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ajc/id/8668

http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ajc/id/8680

 

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