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192: The House of Tom: Young Tommy G. Cherry Hill Skatepark pre 1979-1981.

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Tom Groholski Cherry Hill Skate Park NJ Circa ?

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Tom Groholski Frontside Air Cherry Hill Skate Park NJ

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Tom Groholski Frontside Grind Cherry Hill NJ

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Tom Groholski Invert Cherry Hill

Photos provided by Tom Groholski

Im not gonna go too far out on a limb here and say these are from the infamous Cherry Hill Skate Park in South Jersey. I can also somewhat safely assume that they where taken by Tom’s Father. Well its all there in these picks lip tricks, big frontside airs, standing tall on the coping. I wonder what the other kids at the park where doing.

Tom will be forever tied to this place. His name has became synonymous with the place.

As for Cherry Hill if you don’t know the story well I’m not gonna make it up for us. We must refer to those that lived it:

Head over to CherryHillSkatepark.com its an amazing website with tons of galleries, stories, and interviews. Drop by the forums and tell em The House of Steam sent you!!

Cherry Hill Skatepark 1978 to 1981, RIP

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185: The House of Tom: Tom Groholski

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Tom Groholski

photo provided by Tom Groholski

Not sure Where, Not sure When, I am sure of how and why though!!

Any clues people?

Reminds me of this Glen E. Friedman classic:

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Vision ad Tom Groholski Reading PA, Photo Glen E. Friedman

Thanks to Jake Egolf for sending us this ad!!

I recommend all of Glen E. Friedmans photo books especially F you Heroes.. It has this Tommy G pic in it… classic stuff

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170: Frontwards Bernie O’Dowd Santa Monica Cove CA 2007

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Backwards Bernie O’Dowd 2007 still doing his thing every week.

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168: Shane Thomas and his Bird Bath Bowl…VA

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Hello Jason,

I was just checking out your House of Steam site and
saw a bunch of familiar faces that brought me back to
“the day.” Growing up in Dover, DE and picking up my
first real board back in 83′, I couldn’t help but
notice all the old east coast flavor you got going on
that site.

Being a East Coast skater, it’s great to see you
representing the right coast with everything and
everyone who has made us what we are today… the best
at having fun and building our own s#@t to skate. I
hang with the OBX crew a lot and friends with a ton of
folks from PA to NC.

Anyway, I wanted to shoot you a few shots of my
backyard in hopes that you can find the time to swing
through whenever you find yourself down in VA. I live
in Newport News and my “bowl” (dubbed the “Birdbath“)
was made with DIY skater love for anyone willing to
grind it. Enjoy the shots… come on down, drink a
few beers and get in some grinds. It’s made a name
for itself as a “Humbler” (as Murf put it in a
interview he did with my buddy Mark Corbett in a old
Juice mag) so, it will definity break you off if your
sleeping at the wheel. Being 34 and skating for over
24 years on the East Coast, it’s what skateboarding is
all about in my opinion. Come get some!

Keep up the solid site. That s#@t, much like the East
Coast in general, RULES.

Grind for life,
Shane T.

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Shane Thomas at home Bird Bath Bowl VA 2006

Maaan how cool is that. Seems like the ideal backyard. When I get across the pond I will stop in for some fun (my folks live an hour away).

Thanks for spreading the House of Steam word!!

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151: Skate World Virginia 1977…Old school Skate park! Anyone recall?

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John Egertson Skate World Alexandria VA 1977

Killer 1977 shots from John Egertson…A skate Park and Star Wars in the theater…good times.

According to John the park was located on Wheeler (really!) Avenue in Alexandria VA. Moguls, a pool and that crazy vert wall.

Anyone remember any of the SkateWorld Team Members: Connor Mulroney (Dermot Mulroney’s brother…Really!) Miles Rolf, Mike and Dave Alexander, Jimmy Treece and Steve Kelleher. If you are out there or know any of these peeps…. get em!!

Pat Clark, Mike “Micro” Mapp, Bruce Adams and Mike Kresky (Powell Peralta) are all known to have skated here….So there have to be more pics!

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Original Skate World sticker

If you have any pics from Skate World or know any of these peeps send me an email.

Thanks for the pics and research John

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142: Brent Jordan from Toronto

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Brent Jordan Toronto Canada 2007

Nice one Brent

Send me an email and tell us where this was taken and tell all your Canadian peeps to head over to myspace an sign the map!!

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99: Dennis Kane Pool Carve Kink Sink PA 1991

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Dennis Kane Pool Carve Kink Sink PA 1991

SHHAWEET Pic of DK at the Kink sink in PA …Photo taken by Fraz standing in the bottom of the pool. I believe Jimmy Kane, Stevie D and the WeepStar were in attendance as well…

Sorry I took so long to post this Gem Dennis..Jay Henry jumped the Q…Dammit!!!

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Team Steam at Matt Klein’s New jersey Circa 1987
Super 8 from Ben Cornish

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