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Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling

1920 - 1977

 

—Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks —

 
Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
1. Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling Marker
Inscription. After the 1906 Earthquake, dance ballrooms and academies such as the Arcadia, Fisher's and Golden Gate Ballroom replaced the demolished Alhambra Theatre on this site. By the 1930's, roller skates replaced dancing shoes. In 1942, the Golobic family tossed the skates, created bowling lanes and launched the Downtown Bowl. It was a popular neighborhood spot for the next 35 years.
Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

 
Location. 37° 47.045′ N, 122° 24.753′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Street and Eddy Street on Jones Street. Click for map. on the edge of Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Screening Room - 1966-1980's (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Drake (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Antonia Manor (about 400 feet away); Cadillac Hotel (about 400 feet away); Hamlin Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Bulldog Baths (about 500 feet away); Original Joe's (about 500 feet away); Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
2. Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling Marker
 Lost Landmarks. This marker is one of 9 Lost Landmark sidewalk plaques authorized by the Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2011. “These ‘Lost Landmark’ sites will greatly illuminate the forgotten history of these San Francisco sites of historic significance; now, therefore be it.” (Submitted on December 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentSports
 
Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
3. Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling Marker
The Corner of Eddy and Jones image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
4. The Corner of Eddy and Jones
The location of the The Arcadia Dance Pavilion and the Downtown Bowl has been Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park since 1985.
Boeddeker's Blooming Bounty image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
5. Boeddeker's Blooming Bounty
The steel fence panels at Boeddeker Park are the work of Amy Blackstone.
Boeddeker's Blooming Bounty image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
6. Boeddeker's Blooming Bounty
Boeddeker's Blooming Bounty image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
7. Boeddeker's Blooming Bounty
Drugs and Violence Do Not Belong Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
8. Drugs and Violence Do Not Belong Here
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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