Thursday, March 6, 2008

Did you know...

that a two lane bowling alley was built in 1947 on the ground floor of the West Wing of the White House as a birthday present for President Truman?

The lanes were later moved from the White House to the Old Executive Office Building in 1955.

Photo Credit: Harry Truman in the West Wing Bowling Alley, circa 1953 (Truman Library)


baglady said...

I love bowling, my arm just gets tired. Are those guys really in wheel chairs?

Nzat said...

I do believe so, I'm not sure of the context the photo was taken, but I think I read somewhere Truman wasn't a fan of the present.