The Jekyll Island Club Hotel

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel was built in the late 1880s as a get away for the biggest names in America’s emerging super class. Folks with names as recognizable as Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Morgan, and Pulitzer all visited their homes and tied up their yachts (and that’s not a euphemism for anything). The Millionaires (as residents affectionately call the benefactors) visited the island the Club through to the beginning of World War II, at which point large sections of the Island were left in disrepair. Jekyll was bought by the state of Georgia in 1947, and the club, having passed through several hands in the interim, opened in it’s current incarnation in the mid 1980s.

 

3 comments

  1. Steffi · January 15, 2015

    Nice pictures!

    • TC Moore · January 15, 2015

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

      • Steffi · January 15, 2015

        It was my pleasure! :- D

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