Signs of the past revealed on Figueroa

Old windows revealed | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK — The renovation of several commercial buildings along Figueroa Street have revealed historic features and forgotten names that have been hidden for decades behind newer facades. For example, a trio of arched windows and a painted “Highland Park Bowl” sign were recently uncovered as the renovation progresses on the former Mr. T’s Bowl space.

The Highland Park Bowl opened in the 1920s and about half a century later morphed into Mr. T’s Bowl, which was known for its punk music shows, according to Eater L.A. The new owners are planning to revive the Higland Park Bowl name as part of a new bar-bowling-live music venue scheduled to open later this month.

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