Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Preserving the Legacy
Chartered by the State of Georgia to be trustworthy stewards of the island, the Jekyll Island Authority has been very active in the preservation of the National Historic Landmark District. The rehabilitation of Crane Cottage and Cherokee in 2000-2001 for additional hotel accommodations for the Jekyll Island Club Hotel exemplifies how the public-private partnership works to benefit preservation projects and preserve the legacy of the Jekyll Island Club for future Georgians.
Throughout the National Historic Landmark District, many of the landscapes and cottages have been restored to a particular period of the Jekyll Island Club era (1886-1942). The dates of specific restorations have been determined typically by the height of activity within the specific area. The restoration of the District is a continuing project in research and design. Whether as a beautiful destination for wandering vacationers or as a setting for the study of a culture and time, Jekyll Island is being preserved for every type of visitor.
Dr. George Shrady
Dr. Walter James
Beginning his career as a general practitioner, Dr. James became a lecturer at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He remained there until 1918, when an eye injury forced him to retire. He was a very active member of the Jekyll Island Club and was elected President in 1919. Dr. James purchased the cottage From Mrs. Shrady in 1925 and called it Cherokee.
Erected by Jekyll Island Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine.
Location. 31° 3.676′ N, 81° 25.34′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Old Plantation Road north of Schoolhouse Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near the north end of Cherokee Cottage. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 Old Plantation Road, Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Active Life (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Up In Smoke (about 400 feet Taking Care of Family (about 500 feet away); Brunswick Across the Sound (about 500 feet away); Evolution of Elegance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arriving on This Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Clubhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairbank Cottage Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
Regarding Preserving the Legacy. Cherokee Cottage & Crane Cottage are part of the Jekyll Island Historic District.
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1. Cherokee Cottage. The cottage was last occupied by Dr. Walter Belknap James of New York (born in Baltimore 1858--died 1927). He was president of the Jekyll Island Club 1919-1927. He married Helen Goodsell Jennings, sister of Walter Jennings, also a president of Jekyll Island Club. Dr. James was a graduate of Yale, Johns Hopkins, and did graduate work in Germany and Austria. He was consulting physician, Bellevue Hospital, New York, and president of the national (Submitted on March 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Dr. George F. Shrady. Shrady was one of the physicians who vainly battled the throat cancer that eventually led to the death of Ulysses S. Grant. As his primary physician in the last months of his life, Shrady's recollections of the Grant offer unique insight into his final days. One of the few interviews Shrady ever gave was in 1901, and is presented here in full... (Submitted on March 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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