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Babycombo
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Username: Babycombo

Post Number: 86
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 12.5.1.207
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 11:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just finished an article about pool for a newspaper called the News and Advance in Lynchburg, VA. While doing research I found the world's greatest pool hall was once in Detroit. It was called the "Recreation". It featured 103 tables, 88 bowling lanes, 20 barber chairs, three manicuring stands, 14 cigar stands, a lunch counter on each floor, a restaurant that could seat 300, and an exhibition room with theater seating, that could accommodate 250 spectators.

When I found this out, I couldn't imagine where this could possibily be in the city. Maybe on Park behind the Fox? I don't know. Does anyone know where "The Recreation" was?
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 727
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Recreation Building
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623kraw
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Post Number: 905
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 3:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like Monroe Street? I was 1 year old at teardown time; anyone know anymore?
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Jams
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Post Number: 3360
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.79.101.235
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 8:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The articled linked to states:
"Located on the northwest corner of Lafayette and Shelby..."
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1192
Registered: 04-2005
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Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Rrl
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Post Number: 504
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 71.213.228.212
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2006 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The building has a striking resemblance to the DAC. Very cool stuff, thanks for that link LY.

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