Cricket Chestnut Hill church asks Philadelphia Cricket Club to retire its ‘offensive’ Native American logo – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chestnut Hill church asks Philadelphia Cricket Club to retire its ‘offensive’ Native American logo – The Philadelphia Inquirer



He gave a low-cost, long-term lease to the then-homeless Cricket Club, offering permanent grounds on West Willow Grove Avenue in 1884. Five years later, he commissioned and paid for the construction of St. Martin’s Church, explained Contosta, author of The Philadelphia Cricket Club, 1854-2004, America’s Oldest Country Club. Houston’s daughter, Gertrude Woodward, held a particular fascination for Indians, and gave large amounts of money to Native missions in South Dakota, Contosta said. Among her prized possessions was an authentic birch-bark canoe.