Tag Archives: Landmarks of Coastal Georgia

Solterra Dovecote, Circa 1890, Jekyll Island

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Solterra Cottage, the retreat of Frederic and Frances Baker, was built in 1890 and became known for its lavish parties, even hosting the newly-elected President William McKinley, along with his wife and the Vice-President’s family, in 1899. A fire consumed the cottage in 1914, but this dovecote survived. Over the years, it was moved several times but has finally been placed between the ruins of Chicota and Hollybourne Cottage, near its original location.

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Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark

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Gould Casino, 1902, Jekyll Island

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A multi-structure recreational complex, known collectively as the Gould Casino was built by Edwin Gould for the enjoyment of Jekyll Island Club members and guests around 1902. These structures included a conservatory, a playhouse with bowling alleys and an indoor shooting gallery, The playhouse was destroyed by fire in 1950. This structure, originally the Gould tennis courts, was remodeled in 1957 and became known as the Gould Casino Auditorium. It’s now in a serious state of disrepair.

Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark

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Jack Nelson Ford, Darien

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This has been remodeled and now serves as the Darien firehouse. Its Streamline Moderne architecture suggests it was likely built from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. The ‘modern” tabby walls have been replaced by stucco. In transferring materials from one website to another, I have lost the comments, but someone noted that the dealership had another owner besides Jack Nelson. I’ll add that information, as well as photo of its present appearance, as soon as possible. (These photographs were made in 2011).

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Art Deco Angel, Bonaventure Cemetery

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This is located in the Greek Section.

National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Cottage, St. Simons Island

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Vernacular frame cottages of this type were once common on St. Simons, but are increasingly rare today. This one on Beachview Drive has definite Craftsman features, and a twin next door.

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Bachlott-Peeples-Merrow House, Circa 1890, St. Marys

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This is now the office for Cumberland Island National Seashore.

St. Marys Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Long-Bunkley-Briggs House, 1860, St. Marys

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St. Marys Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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