Chicota Cottage Lion, 1897, Jekyll Island

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A pair of Corinthian lions guarding an empty foundation and swimming pool are all that remain of Chicota Cottage, the beloved retreat of Edwin Gould, son of railroad financier Jay Gould. After Gould’s son Edwin II was killed in a hunting accident on Jekyll in 1917, Mr. Gould rarely returned to the island (his wife never returned). Frank Miller Gould used the house occasionally but when he built Villa Marianna, Chicota went into decline. The cottage was eventually razed.

Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark

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  1. Pingback: Chicota Cottage Swimming Pool & Ruins, Jekyll Island | Vanishing Coastal Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

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