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Merion Cricket Club

Haverford, Pennsylvania
County of Montgomery.
National Register Number: 87000759
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Recreation Facility.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Founded in 1865 and at this site since 1892, Merion Cricket Club is among the handful of U.S. properties that illustrate the history of cricket, which was a major sport in the 19th century, contending with baseball for supremacy. After 1900, the members assumed a vigorous role in lawn tennis. This is a work of one of Philadelphia's premier Victorian-era architects, Frank Furness.


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