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Philadelphia Cricket Club

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1909, George T. Pearson. 415 W. Willow Grove Ave.

The Hewitt brothers designed the quintessential institution of elite Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Cricket Club, in 1883. The original building was demolished, but Kennedy, Hays and Kelsey's Ladies Clubhouse—a bit of lemon-chiffon fluff in frame and clapboard—survives, as does George T. Pearson's elegant Colonial Revival design, which adhered to the model of McKim, Mead and White's Germantown Cricket Club (1890–1891) at Morris and Manheim streets in Germantown. The club has been updated with a new entrance on the parking lot side by James Kise.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Philadelphia Cricket Club", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 150-151.

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