Medley's Dance & Bowl

Geographic location: Lot 15, Conc. 13, Minden (Stanhope area)

Current address: 15436 Hwy 35, at the south east intersection of Hwy 35 & Hwy 118

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Interesting facts:

Medley's Dance and Bowl was built by Bud and Murlel Medley in the late 40s. The dance hall was upstairs and the bowling alley down. They sold the business in 1976. Many a memory can be recalled of the live bands and moonlit nights that secured this dancehall a place in local history. Many still say it was the best dance floor in the country!

The building burned down on the night of November 4, 2013 and the land remains vacant.

Public access: No

Current use: Vacant land

Ownership History:

  • 1868 Patent fromThe Crown John Grier Peck 93 acres
  • 1868 Samuel S Peck
  • 879 John Hogg
  • 1884 Alfred Thomas
  • 1903 Alfred W Moore
  • Parcel Broken Into Separate Lots

Image 1: From 'Let's Dance"' Haliburton to Kawarthas

Image 2: Ad from The Haliburton Echo, May 20, 196=71

The aftermath of the fire at Carnarvon Bowl November 4, 2013