President Nixon bowling at the White House Bowling Alley. 3/10/70.
The White House Bowling Alley first opened in 1947 while Harry S. Truman was in office. In 1955, it was moved across the street to the Old Executive Building.
Richard and Pat Nixon both enjoyed bowling, and so in 1969 they had a one-lane alley built beneath the North Portico using private funds.
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Richard Nixon would have been 100 years old on Wednesday, and we’re celebrating his Centennial year throughout 2013.
Remember this photo of President Nixon bowling at the White House Bowling Alley? 3/10/70.
Learn more about the life of the 37th U.S. President - The Centennial of Richard Nixon
Today in 1947, the White House Bowling Alley opened during the Truman administration. Here are photos of the original alley, featuring two automatic lanes.
Another neat find from the archives is this photo of Walter Reed patients visiting the White House Bowling Alley in 1952.