Marzano's Miami Bowl on South Archer Avenue. Chicago Illinois. September 2004., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA.
I was born and raised on the southwest side of the city of Chicago Illinois USA.
One of My all time favorite places I enjoyed visiting on the southwest side of Chicago, was Marzano's Miami Bowl, wich was located just west of the intersection of South Archer Avenue and South Pulaski Road, in Chicago's Archer Heights neighborhood.
I attended nearby Curie High School just a few city blocks east of here on South Archer Avenue from 1977 until 1981, and can recall My Gym class having a bowling course here during the fall of 1979. It was a lot of fun.
I took this photo back in September of 2004, shortly after it was announced in the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper, that Marzano's Miami Bowl was closing for good after many years of operation.
I have many happy memories of Marzano's Miami Bowl, and also Marzano's Clearing Bowl at West 63rd Street and South Central Avenue, across the street from Midway Airport.
I would like to hear a few stories from some of You out there, who also visited and bowled at either Marzano's bowling alleys, as they were both fun family places to go to back in the day.
Unfortunately...both places are now long since demolished.