Tower Bowl opened in San Diego, California, in 1941. The modern center featured 28 lanes in an air-conditioned facility, surely a requirement for comfort in the southern California heat! Like many other bowling centers opened during the 1940s and ’50s, Tower Bowl offered food and drinks, and bowlers could order without ever leaving their seats. Entertainers graced the cocktail lounge, and a meeting room provided space for social events. The tower in the sign broadcast bowling news over the airwaves. Tower Bowl was a cutting-edge facility supporting the bowling center as entertainment center phenomenon.
Photographer unknown, from the IBMHOF collection