Friday, August 25, 2006

White Elephant Bowling Lanes, 1011 East Overland Avenue



The White Elephant Bowling Lanes closed at least ten years ago, earlier I think. I never got to bowl here, but the White Elephant, along with the Red Rooster Bowling Lanes near Five Points were two seriously old-school lanes. The White Elephant, I believe, dated back to the 1930s, and had only six lanes. The lanes themselves closed long before the delish dive restaurant that was attached to it. The lane area itself looked like it hadn't changed a bit in 60 years. Photos taken August 25, 2006.

6 comments:

changapeluda said...

I feel as if I've walked down these streets :)

even though I know I haven't.

rjrrzube said...

Great site. Stumbled upon it by searching "el chuco," just out of curiosity since I know that's El Paso's nickname.

I was born an El Pasoan, but living out of state now. These photos bring me back home!

Mondo Loco said...

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy, and keep looking for new photo posts!

DavidWilton said...

The White Elephant closed in the early 90s. A little more than 10 years ago. A downtown classic, too bad it had to go. Wonder what it looks like inside now ...

Anonymous said...

I have a picture of it from the early 50's. How do I post the pic?

Mondo Loco said...

Would love to see the photo of the White Elephant from the 1950s!