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Hotchkin, Samuel F. Rural Pennsylvania in the Vicinity of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Geo. W. Jacobs, 1897., p. 130, 131, 133

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Project name: Merion Cricket Club
Project types: clubhouse

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Haverford, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA


"In 1892 twelve and a half acres were bought at Haverford Station, which contain the present club-houses.... The present [1896] Club-house is of brick and terra-cotta, with a porte-cochere and recessed porches, two separate hallways for men and women--a large central hall for general use, and on one side the cafe, library, and billiard-room for men, and on the other the ladies reception and tea-rooms, ladies' tennis-rooms, cricket dining-room, private dining-rooms, bed-rooms for men, bath-rooms, etc., and a large theatre with dressing-rooms and a separate entrance. On the third floor are more bed-rooms for men, kitchens, sewing-rooms, and rooms for employees. The whole house is heated by one large boiler, and lighted with both gas and electric lights. It is supposed to be the most complete and larges country-club house in this country. The cricket and tennis house is of stone and shingles. A wide porch faces the cricket field. the courtyard is encircles by sheds and stables for horses and carriages."


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