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With the posting in another thread about Bakers pool hall in Florida closing it's doors after 65 years i was wondering what is the oldest pool hall in America ?


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12-02-2007, 03:35 AM

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With the posting in another thread about Bakers pool hall in Florida closing it's doors after 65 years i was wondering what is the oldest pool hall in America ?
It might be up the road from me, Smiths Billiards in Springfield, Ma. was opened in 1902 http://www.smithsbilliards.com .


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Smiths - 12-02-2007, 12:22 PM

I agree. It celebrated its 100 th birthday several years ago so 1902 sounds about right.
Dr Cue was there for the celebration.
It's located in downtown Springfield,MA just off Main St.
  
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12-02-2007, 03:01 PM

Belmont Billiards is very old, at lest 75 years. Is there anyone in Dayton, Ohio who can get the correct age?
  
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12-02-2007, 03:06 PM

Belmont is pretty old but I'm not sure how old. Too old in my opinion. That place should have been bulldozed long ago!
  
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12-02-2007, 03:48 PM

The 211 billiard club in seattle closed around 2001 after being in business since 1898 =( Check out how cool their mission statement was:
"No bullshit. No noise. Just pool."

Something called the "orton pool and sports bar" in wilmington, NC claims to be the oldest. Can't find details about when they were founded.
  
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12-02-2007, 03:52 PM

if the rex Club in Lodi Ca is open it would be close, but i thionk it went down in the late 80's.


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Fatboy - 12-02-2007, 03:56 PM

Heya Fatboy,
Dunno if you saw this.. I posted an image of a playing chip from The Rex in Lodi. Caught my attention because my name is Rex.



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12-02-2007, 04:27 PM

The joint in Mass. has or had real Tiffinay lights over the tables, if I remember correctly. Just up the road from someone with alot of valuable wood.
  
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12-02-2007, 07:44 PM

Booches in Columbia MO has been around since 1884. As I understand it the original location burnt down, they have been in their current location since the 1920's.
  
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12-02-2007, 08:54 PM

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Heya Fatboy,
Dunno if you saw this.. I posted an image of a playing chip from The Rex in Lodi. Caught my attention because my name is Rex.


wow thats cool, are they still open. I think I heard they closed, is that yours?


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