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Holiday Bowl, 3730 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
3730 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2775
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1038).
Building/structure dates: 1957 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1969 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1990 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in 1958, and operated by Japanese businessmen, the Holiday Bowl became an ethically diverse community center to area residents. It was originally open 24 hours a day to accommodate the irregular schedules of many industrial workers, especially aerospace employees. Though ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places, the Holiday Bowl is locally important for its historic and cultural associations with the Japanese-American and African-American communities of Los Angeles. Built in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, the Holiday Bowl is significant as a local landmark to the rise of Nisei bowling and the development of new venues for social life in the post-World War II period. The "attached" coffee shop stands out as a good architectural representative of the Googie style. On December 19, 200, the coffee shop portion of the Holiday Bowl was formally designated a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

Subjects
Bowling Alleys
Coffee Shops


Related Names
Cooper, Ted R.
Louis, Armet
Eldon, Davis
Siskin, Leo
Siskin, Marshall
Ostashay, Janet, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Exterior, west side perspective view, facing northeast.
Exterior, west side perspective view, facing southeast.
Exterior, east side perspective view, facing southwest.
Exterior, east side perspective view, facing southwest.
Exterior, north side driveway view, facing west.
Exterior, north side entry view, facing southwest.
Exterior, main entry driveway detail view, facing east.
Exterior, north side detail view, facing southwest.
Exterior, north side entry detail view, facing southeast.
Exterior, west side main entrance view, facing east.
Exterior, west side coffee shop view, facing northeast.
Exterior, west side coffee shop detail view, facing north.
Exterior, west side coffee shop detail view, facing east.
Interior, main concourse area – general view, facing west.
Interior, players’ area and spectator seating, facing west.
Interior, bowling lanes general view, facing northwest.
Interior, pin staging area detail view, facing west.
Interior, service counter area detail view, facing northwest.
Interior, service counter area and adjacent billiard room view, facing northeast.
Interior, east side entry detail view, facing east.
Interior, league room/northeast corner room view, facing northwest.
Interior, north entry view/Sakiba side entry detail, facing northwest.
Interior, Sakiba main entry off north entry into building, facing southeast.
Interior, Sakiba general view, facing northeast.
Interior, coffee shop entry detail from bowling alley concourse, facing northwest.
Interior, coffee shop perspective view, facing north.
Interior, coffee shop perspective view, facing south.
Interior, coffee shop north entry detail with ornamental light boxes, facing northeast.
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet 2: Roof Plot Plan
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet 10: Elevations
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet 11: Cross Section Details
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet 7: Floor Plan, North Portion
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet A-3: Interior Elevations
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet A-1: Restaurant and Bar Specifications
Photographic copy of reproduced construction drawing, dated 1957.Sheet 16: Coffee Shop Roof Specifications
Photographic copy of reproduced sketch drawing of coffee shop, dated 1956.Perspective and Section


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