1: The House of Steam, AKA “The Barn”


The House of Steam, AKA “The Barn” circa 1987 [En-Jay]

Photograph jason oliva

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

This was the place as it stood circa 1987. I am not going to write a long history of New Jersey’s “The Barn” but I will say by this time Jimmy and Dennis Kane and their family had sold the house and the only way to ride The Barn (with out electricity from the house) was to tear down some walls and put in a couple of sky lights.

Soon after this photo was taken nine of us all at once would be arrested for trespassing and the police subsequently chained up the ramp until the new owners came and knocked it down.



NYC Artist Jason Oliva


5 thoughts on “1: The House of Steam, AKA “The Barn”

  1. jasonoliva Post author

    Yup I know it was 9 (like the lord of the rings) it says so on the police report in the paper.
    Lets figure it out

    Jason Oliva
    Greg Taylor
    Rocky vertone
    Ben Cornish
    James Pruskowski
    Mike Pruskowskie
    Wiggy(the moped rider who got us all busted)
    and a girl
    Kim or Melissa?
    thats nine!

  2. jasonoliva Post author

    Thats right!!

    I remember they had to get a female police officer to come take Jodi away.

    The cops walked right on the ramp while I was skating too.

    Ill post the newspaper article later today but before I do can you name the year it was?

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