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Contractor Unearths Old Hoboken Bowling Alley During Construction

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken-based woodworker Anton David came across an interesting sight last week while preparing a corner lot on the city’s main street for an eyeglass store — a wooden bowling alley underground, which he estimated to be about a century old.

David’s company, Avid Handyman, is serving as the general contractor at Fourth and Washington streets, getting ready for Wise Vision to move across the street to that site.

David was pleased with the discovery, since he also owns Hoboken Custom Craft and works with and repurposes old wood.

“We like to preserve the history of Hoboken whenever possible,” Anton said last week. “The City Hall sign [a 6-foot high ‘H’] was made of reclaimed wood from around the area.”

This photo was taken by Robert Foster, president of the Hoboken Historical Museum, who researched the lanes over the weekend.
This photo was taken by Robert Foster, president of the Hoboken Historical Museum, who researched the lanes over the weekend.

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