HARRY S TRUMAN BOWLING ALLEY
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Many parents ask the question "Do I know where my son or daughter is tonight?" Well, tonight I can answer that question with certainty. My daughter Jennifer is attending a party at the Harry S Truman Bowling Alley here in the Nation's Capital.
This bowling alley is one of two that is associated with the White House. One, built by order of President Richard M. Nixon and built in 1969, is located under the driveway of the North Portico. The other, the Truman Bowling Alley, is in the basement of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across from the Executive Mansion.
Scott Mahaskey of Politico describes it as "one of the most exclusive two-lane bowling alleys in America." The first White House bowling alley was built for President Truman in 1947 and located on the ground floor of the West Wing (the site of the present-day Situation Room).
The White House Museum says that the alleys were moved in 1955 to their current location in the basement of the EEOB "to make way for a mimeograph machine."
We don't believe either President Eisenhower or President Kennedy were bowlers, but Messy Nessy says that both President and Mrs. Nixon were "passionate bowlers."
The Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley has wall photographs of presidents bowling including Richard Nixon and Barack Obama.
"Bowling with Mr. President beneath the White House," by Messy Nessy, August 19, 2015, www.messynessychic.com/
"White House Bowling Alley," The White House Museum, www.whitehousemuseum.org/
"Inside the Truman Bowling Alley," by M. Scott Mahaskey, May 12, 2014, www.politico.com/