Patriot Arcade

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The Patriot Arcade was a video game arcade located at 2835 18th Street South in Homewood during the video game boom of the early 1980s. It was named for the school mascot of Homewood Middle and High Schools.

The arcade was owned by Fred Alkire III, who was also a founder, with Harvey Bowman, of Computer Games Inc., which marketed and sold video games.

While occupied by the arcade, the building had an open floor plan with games lining the side and back walls, plus two rows of back-to-back games down the middle, facing the side walls. The side walls featured murals made up of the side art of various popular games, such as Pac-Man and Tempest, plus the Patriot mascot.