Merion Cricket Club
Montgomery Avenue, Haverford
Officially certified as a National Historic Landmark, this classic Main Line building was designed by acclaimed Victorian architect Frank Furness and his firm, Furness and Evans, in 1896. With its porte-cochère (roof projecting over the entrance), café, library, billiards rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, theater and more, the 1897 publication Rural Pennsylvania says it is “the most complete and largest clubhouse in this country.” Built because of a fire that destroyed its predecessor, this building survived yet another fire in 1896, its very first year. Thankfully, its owners rebuilt as Furness and Evans had designed it, and today both the building and the club that owns it are inseparable Main Line landmarks.