Jekyll Island, Georgia

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Jekyll Island was once the private enclave of some of America's richest families including Morgans, Rockefellers, Pulitzers and Vanderbilts.  They each had "cottages,"  many of which were mansions in their own right.  In addition, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel was built to house additional guests.  By the early 1940s, the rich no longer came. The property was eventually developed into a luxury resort, somewhat similar to the Hotel Del Coronado near San Diego.


Home here was the Crane Cottage, originally built by the Crane plumbing fixtures family.  True to a plumbing company origin, the shower in the bathroom was the most powerful ever experienced.  This "cottage" has thirteen guest rooms.  A typical room measures about 25' x 25' with fireplace.
View looking towards the island bridge.
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Telephone company executives were among the earliest residents.  Some of the first phone calls in the United States were made to and from this island.
Another of the cottages, this one formerly owned by the Goodyear family.

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