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Tennis Court & Cloister Wing

In 1903, the architectural firm of Warren and Whetmore was employed to design an indoor tennis court and bachelor's quarters for additional guests, connected to the opposite end of the palm court. Twelve additional master bedrooms were in the cloister wing, where visiting bachelors were quartered. The indoor tennis court was a rarity, featuring a clay court, vaulted glass ceiling, cooling fountains carved in stone, and ivy climbing its walls.

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