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Club House Annex, 1901, Jekyll Island

Growth of the Jekyll Island Club around the turn of the century necessitated the need for more space. Charles Alling Gifford designed these condominiums to meet that need.

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Chicota Cottage Swimming Pool & Ruins, Jekyll Island

Along with one of the Corinthian lions that once guarded the property, these ruins and the abandoned swimming pool are all that remain of Edwin Gould’s beloved Chicota College.

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Servants Housing, 1890, Jekyll Island

Now used as offices of the Jekyll Island Authority, these two structures provided housing for servants of the wealthy families who vacationed here during the Club Era.

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Baker-Crane Carriage House, 1886, Jekyll Island

One of the few remaining structures of the Jekyll Island Club which hasn’t been restored, the carriage house used by the Baker and Crane families appears to have at least been stabilized. The upper floor was used to house the carriage drivers and handlers and the lower flower was for storage of carriages and stabling of horses. It was also occasionally used as a social hall for staff of these families.

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Jekyll Island Club Stables, 1897

The stables for the Jekyll Island Club were designed by Charles Alling Gifford, a favored architect of the club membership. The facility has served as a museum for many years and was recently rebranded as Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum.

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Cherokee, 1904, Jekyll Island

Cherokee was built for Jekyll Island Club member Dr. George Frederick Shrady between 1903-1904. Dr. Shrady was one of President Ulysses S. Grant’s last physicians. It was later owned by Dr. Walter Belknap James. One of the most beautifully proportioned cottages in the Millionaire’s Village, it is now a property of the Jekyll Island Club Resort.

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Commissary, Circa 1900, Jekyll Island

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Staff Dining Hall, Jekyll Island

Built  in the early 1900s, this is now home to Gypsea Glass.

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Bookkeeper’s Cottage, Circa 1900, Jekyll Island

Also known as Stephen’s Cottage, this small house was built for the Club bookkeeper. Julius A. Falk served as the bookkeeper and assistant treasurer in 1897 and lived here year-round. He served as Assistant Superintendent, managing the affairs of the Club in the absence of Ernest Gilbert Grob. It’s presently home to the Cottage Gift Gallery.

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Chauffeur’s Dorm, 1905, Jekyll Island

This structure housed chauffeurs and other personal employees of Jekyll Island Club members.

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