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Alhambra Bowling Center

Alhambra Bowling Co. was located in the Euclid-105th Market building. It was reported for discriminatory treatment of Black bowlers in 1940. By the late 1950s it was known for its Algerian Lounge (formerly the Algiers), which hosted African American musical acts.

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The Alhambra Bowling Center and the Algiers at around the time when racial transition in the Hough neighborhood started to reshape the clientele in the Euclid-E. 105th area, ca. 1957 | Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection
The Alhambra Bowling Center seen in the context of the Euclid-E. 105th district, looking east, ca. 1957 | Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection


  • “Call-Post Columnist Wins Cash for Bowling Jim-Crow.” Call & Post. February 1, 1941.
10309 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

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