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Tennis Hall of Fame relocates historic Newport home

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By Alana Cerrone

A 158-year-old home in Newport was picked up and moved Tuesday.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame relocated the historic Congdon House right down Memorial Boulevard and on to Rhode Island Avenue, just 850 feet from its previous location, which is now the site of the Hall of Fame’s major expansion and renovation project.

The house, built in 1856, took hours to move.

Many spectators even lined the streets to watch.

The Hall of Fame is in the midst of a $15.7 million expansion project which will add 3 new courts and a 37,000 square foot building for tennis club facilities and offices. Designers say that building will be architecturally-compatible to the property’s famously historic look.

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