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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Frederica - Huts and Houses

 
 
Frederica - Huts and Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
1. Frederica - Huts and Houses Marker
Wayside drawings on the exhibits are artist's conceptions based on available information.
Inscription. " Some houses are built entirely of brick, some of brick and wood, some few of tappy-work; but most of the meaner sort of wood only." London Magazine 1745

When Frederica was established in 1736, each freeholder was given a lot 60 foot wide by 90 feet deep. For temporary shelter, settlers built huts covered with palmetto leaves, giving the place the look of a camp.

John Humble, a laborer and boat pilot, was the original owner of this lot. His wife died in 1736, shortly after he arrived, but he remarried the same year. Humble died in 1740, having built nothing more than a hut here.

Dr. Frederick Holzendorf, a surgeon to the regiment, purchased this lot in 1743. The foundation may be the remains of a two- story tabby house built by Dr. Holzendorf sometime after 1743, and later rebuilt.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 31° 13.406′ N, 81° 23.441′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Frederica Drive. Click for map. At Fort Frederica National Monument Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shoemaker and Soldier (a few steps
Frederica - Dr. Frederick Holzendorf house ruins and a hut like John Humble's , as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
2. Frederica - Dr. Frederick Holzendorf house ruins and a hut like John Humble's , as mentioned
from this marker); Tavernkeepers (a few steps from this marker); A New House? (a few steps from this marker); The Flesh Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Indian Interpreter (within shouting distance of this marker); Broad Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
More about this marker. (Upper sketch): John Humble lived in a thatched
hut on this lot. Like many other Frederica settlers,
he probably could not afford a fine House.


(Lower sketch): Dr. Frederick Holzendorf's
rather expensive house featured tabby walls
more than one foot thick. Holzendorf had a
large family and nine servents.

 
Also see . . .  Fort Frederica National Monument. (Submitted on May 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Frederica - other house ruins image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
3. Frederica - other house ruins
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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