All-Star Triangle Bowl

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All Star Bowling Lane
All-Star Bowling Alley (Orangeburg SC) from S 1.JPG
All-Star Triangle Bowl in 2015
All-Star Triangle Bowl is located in South Carolina
All-Star Triangle Bowl
All-Star Triangle Bowl is located in the US
All-Star Triangle Bowl
Location 559 E. Russell St., Orangeburg, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°29′34″N 80°51′34″W / 33.4929°N 80.859515°W / 33.4929; -80.859515Coordinates: 33°29′34″N 80°51′34″W / 33.4929°N 80.859515°W / 33.4929; -80.859515
Built 1962[2]
NRHP Reference # 96000837[1]
Added to NRHP

August 7, 1996

Civil Rights Movement in Orangeburg County MPS

All-Star Triangle Bowl (formerly All-Star Bowling Lane) is a bowling alley located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States.[2][3] The lanes are a historic fixture of the community. The original owner was Harry K. Floyd. All-Star Triangle Bowl is most known for its fundamental role in the Orangeburg Massacre, which was sparked as a result of Floyd refusing to allow people of color to bowl at the privately owned bowling alley (which was then called All Star Bowling Lane). He owned and operated the alley until his death on July 12, 2002, following which his son, Harry K. Floyd, Jr., took over.

Due to financial difficulties, the Floyd family closed the bowling alley in August 2007.[4] The All-Star Triangle Bowl remains on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Davis, Steven A.; Andrew W. Chandler (April 7, 1995). "All Star Bowling Lanes" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "All Star Bowling Lanes, Orangeburg County (559 E. Russell St., Orangeburg)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Historic All-Star Triangle Bowl closes doors.". Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC). 

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