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Mansion will host bowling enthusiast Skip Bierman as he travels the country
bowling anywhere and everywhere especially unique and historic places. He
has bowled at more than 1600 bowling alleys across the U.S.
Mansion will be number 1650 for Skip.
Barrow Mansion is home to the oldest public bowling alley in the
WHAT: Skip travels the
country bowling at unique and historic bowling alleys. The bowling alley at
the Barrow Mansion was added in the 1890s when the Mansion was owned by the
YMCA. It is the OLDEST public bowling alley in the country. Skip will
arrive to the Mansion on Thursday morning, bowl and be available for
questions, photos and videos.
WHERE: Barrow Mansion, 83
Wayne Street Jersey City, NJ 07302.Map
loves traveling the country and bowling, especially unique and historic
places. Skip: “I always try to make my milestone numbers memorable, and not
just your regular old bowling alley. If all goes well, bowling alley number
1650 will be at the historic Barrow Mansion. … I love finding places where
setting pins by hand is still a thing.”
The Barrow Mansion is a Greek Revival-style building
(1837) located in the Van Vorst Historic District of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Initially constructed as a private residence, the building has been in public
use since 1890. The billiard room, bowling alley and gym (now theater) were
added by the YMCA. The property was purchased by St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church in 1897. The Barrow Mansion is on the State and National Registers
of Historic Places and hosts a variety of community-oriented events each
The Barrow Mansion Development Corporation was
founded in 1985 as steward with the purpose of restoration, preservation, and
operations and promoting the Mansion use as a community center. The BMDC is
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Mansion Development Corporation, 83
Wayne Street, Jersey
City, NJ 07302