Box ball alleys

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Box Ball Alleys
Type Sports
Skill-based Games
Activity Space
Park Section Midway
Opened Unknown
Closed Unknown

Box ball was a popular arcade game in the early 1900s that was a modified version of bowling where players used smaller balls to knock down a line of five pins in a horizontal row.[1]

In 1909, a Bowling & Pool building was built at the north end of the Midway[2] but six pool tables and two box ball alleys were put up for sale the same year, meaning the building might have only served that purpose for a year.[3]


  1. "1914 Box Ball Alley ~ Mayhaw Lake at Rays Mill, GA." Ray City History Blog. 16 October 2010. Accessed 28 July 2022.
  2. "Olentangy Park midway, postcard." Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection. Columbus Metropolitan Library: Columbus in Historic Photographs. 708O451916. Original Date: 1916. Date Modified: 23 December 2021.
  3. Classified Ad. Columbus Evening Dispatch. 1 August 1903. Pg. 17.