“Opera Bowl”
Artist: James Geddes

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Opera Bowl Auburn Central Square
We are standing at the Texaco station in Central
Square Auburn 1947. We are looking
up High Street at the businesses, including the Kennison Block
where the Opera House
and the Opera Bowl were. Auburn had a bowling league and
bowling teams clear back in the 1930's.

As we approach the end of the Kennison Building we cross
Linden Avenue then stop in at
Western Auto Supply. Across the street is where my mom worked
in the 1950's and 1960's at Bank of America.
Western Auto had auto parts but also had toy trucks, BB guns and unusual
things that seemed geared toward boys.
Dave Gordon had a Dry Cleaning business next to
Western Auto and as I recall there was a barber shop
as you start up the hill to the post office. Across from the
PO was a Shell gas station and a small
financial office on Lincoln Way right before Montgomery Wards.

1957 the Opera House was gutted by fire. The new Foothills
Bowl was built the year after the fire.
Auburn and its residents were not supportive of the idea of a
new full block bowling alley with a
liquor license just 600 feet off the Placer High School Campus.

James Geddes