Meadowdale Lanes


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Meadowdale Bowling Alley Page. Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Please take your time and check out all of the Meadowdale Lanes images and files, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

What was bowling like way back in the olden days?

Where did you learn to bowl?  If you lived in Carpentersville, any time since the early 1960’s, it was probably Meadowdale Lanes.  The earliest reporting I can find regarding Meadowdale Lanes is from the Free Press in July of 1960.  It changed names a few times over the years to Spencer’s and Liberty but was still the favorite bowling establishment of the area.  If you have any images of Meadowdale Lanes to share please contact us.

The History of Meadowdale Lanes

Spencer’s Meadowdale Lanes, Liberty Lanes, Meadowdale Lanes, whatever the name was when you lived in the area, that’s where you probably learned to bowl.  Opened as Meadowdale Lanes in the early 1960s, probably 1961, the establishment became Spencer’s Meadowdale Lanes around 1970 and then Liberty Lanes later that decade.  Fun for adults and kids alike, this was a great place and holds many memories for us all. 

Please check out the great Meadowdale Lanes images and files from the past.

Click on the links below to view the Newspaper Articles

Junior Bowling Tournament April 1963

Bantam Girls Awards November 1966

Mikolaitis vs Morano

Images of Meadowdale Lanes


What People are Saying

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Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

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Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

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