10. The First Home of the U.S. Open Was Designed by McKim, Mead & White

International Tennis Hall of Fame

The U.S. Open’s first home is now the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, and when the tournament began, it was part of the Newport Casino. It was commissioned by newspaper owner James Gordon Bennett Jr., and designed by Charles McKim and Stanford White, of McKim, Mead & White. Stanford White also designed the Venetian-palazzo inspired headquarters of the New York Herald for Bennett Jr., on the site that is now Herald Square.

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