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Chicago church auctioning bowling alley

Feb. 24, 2005 at 11:16 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic Church built for Polish immigrants on Chicago's North Side 85 years ago is auctioning a six-lane bowling alley in its basement on eBay.

Opening bids for the lanes at St. Mary of the Angels Church started at $9,000. The six-lane alley comes complete with its original ball holders, ball polishers, two seats and a ball washer.

The vintage Brunswick B-1 lanes were last regularly used in the 1920s and 1930s, when pin boys made 3 cents a rack to set up pins. The basement lanes have been used for storage for 60 years.

The alley was last used by some teenagers around 20 years ago, the Chicago Sun-Times said. Church leaders reportedly were considering refurbishing the bowling alley when they determined an auction was the way to go.

Bids will be accepted on eBay, the popular online auction site, through March 6.

Topics: St Mary
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