I used to be somewhat hesitant to call our home "The Cottage" - fearing it is too big to be considered a cottage. But now that I've been to Jekyll Island's Historic District and seen the COTTAGES there, I am no longer hesitant.
These actual cottages used around the turn of the Century (1880-1940) were the winter vacation get-a-ways. Some of the folk who owned the cottages...
The Crane Family (a wealthy plumber - plumbing fixtures)
The J.P. Morgan Family (Chase Banks)
The Goodyear Family (not tires - textiles)
The Gould Family (A Railroad tycoon)
The William Rockefeller Family (brother of John D. - and just as wealthy
Not everyone who vacationed on the island owned a cottage. Those who didn't own their own cottage - like poor William Rockefeller (brother of John D. Rockefeller) would stay at the luxurious Jekyll Island Club -- which now us poor folk can enjoy for between $200 and $400/night. Or, if you prefer...a couple of the cottages have rooms for rent too....just a room --not the entire cottage!
People still play croquet on the front lawn of the Club.
"Must wear all white attire" -- Dress code enforced.
Secret: The Federal Reserve Bank was planned at a SECRET meeting on Jekyll Island.Click here to read more about this historic event.
Ok, I'm done with the history lesson. I don't expect you to remember all this or even care about it. I hardly remembered any of it. DIY Guy had to help me with details. I'm not so good with the details. I was more emersed in the huge cottages -- that looked more like the mansions in Stillwater and St. Paul to me!
I'll just go on the record here and say that I'm glad that I only have to clean and keep up my little cottage...it's way more than enough.
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