This building is now occupied by the Woodland Chinese Restaurant and the Westphalian Bakery, but it was originally built in the 1930s as a bowling alley.

187 Kenneth Street in downtown Duncan, B.C. This building was once a bowling alley.
187 Kenneth Street in downtown Duncan, B.C. This building was once a bowling alley.

Additional Information on 187 Kenneth Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $298,000; Land – $199,000, Buildings – $99,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $293,000; Land – $199,000, Buildings – $93,000

A Brief History of 187 Kenneth Street

At the start of World War II in 1939, it was  taken over by the federal government, which removed the bowling alley fixtures and sold them to a company in North Vancouver. The government then used this building as canteen for soldiers during World War II.

Toward the end of World War II, the federal government sold this building to the Glad Tidings Tabernacle. In 1946, it was purchased from Glad Tidings Tabernacle by Duncan businessman Walter Maxwell Hudson (1904-1970) who refitted it as a bowling alley.

By 1948, the bowling alley was operating under the name Duncan Bowling Center. The Duncan Bowling Center is still in business on James Street.

This building is now occupied by the Woodland Chinese Restaurant and the Westphalian Bakery, which has been in this building since 1983.

The east side of 187 Kenneth Street in downtown Duncan, B.C. This building was once a bowling alley.
The east side of 187 Kenneth Street in downtown Duncan, B.C. This building was once a bowling alley.

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