Essendon Bowl (Demolished)

70 Fletcher Street, Essendon, 3040.  



The Essendon Bowl sign was erected in 1962 and was a significant survivor from this era, until it was dismantled in 2004.

The sign featured a metal box with metal-trough letters spelling "ESSENDON BOWL". Behind the neon lettering, the metal box was painted with red and black stripes, which was perhaps a reference to the colours of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League.

An internally-illuminated acrylic light box was positioned beside the neon and depicted a bowling pin. Below this was another metal box, but with unprotected neon lettering which spelled "AIRCONDITIONED". 

The bowling alley has been demolished and the land is now subject to development.

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