Germantown Cricket Club

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Germantown Cricket Club
Germantown Clubhouse.gif
Clubhouse of the Germantown Cricket Club in 1893
Germantown Cricket Club is located in Philadelphia
Germantown Cricket Club
Germantown Cricket Club is located in Pennsylvania
Germantown Cricket Club
Germantown Cricket Club is located in the US
Germantown Cricket Club
Location 5140 Morris St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′25.10″N 75°10′24.31″W / 40.0236389°N 75.1734194°W / 40.0236389; -75.1734194Coordinates: 40°1′25.10″N 75°10′24.31″W / 40.0236389°N 75.1734194°W / 40.0236389; -75.1734194
Built 1890
Architect McKim, Mead & White; Charles F. McKim
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Other
NRHP reference # 87000758 [1]
Added to NRHP February 27, 1987

The Germantown Cricket Club is a cricket club in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was one of the four principal cricket clubs in the city and was one of the clubs contributing members to the Philadelphian cricket team. It was founded on 10 August 1854[2] in what is now the northwest section of the city, and is the nation's second oldest cricket club[citation needed]. Its clubhouse was designed by architects McKim, Mead & White. The U.S. National tennis championship, precursor to today's US Open, was played on Germantown Cricket's lawn tennis courts from 1921 to 1923.[3]

The Germantown Cricket Club was located in Nicetown from 1877 until 1890 when it moved to its present Manheim Street location after the merging with the Young America Cricket Club in 1890. The Newhall brothers joined the Germantown cricket team at this time after being the backbone of the Young America Cricket Club for forty years.

It continues as a private club with facilities for tennis, squash, swimming, and special events. The club's facilities are a designated National Historic Landmark.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Melville, Tom (1998). The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America. p. 28. ISBN 0-87972-770-5. 
  3. ^ "Germantown Cricket Club History". Germantown Cricket Club. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 

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Preceded by
West Side Tennis Club
New York City
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1924192519261927
Succeeded by
Stade Roland Garros
Paris
Preceded by
Centre Court, Wimbledon
London
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1938
Succeeded by
Merion Cricket Club
Haverford
Preceded by
Queen's Club
London
Fed Cup
Final Venue

1964
Succeeded by
Kooyong Stadium
Melbourne
Preceded by
West Side Tennis Club
1915-1920
Home of the
U.S. Championships
1921-1923
Succeeded by
West Side Tennis Club
1924-1977