Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Screven Bakery
Built c. 1925, the post bakery served the military reservation and residents on Tybee Island until 1945. The building was purchased by Dr. Sidney Paul Smith, III on June 23, 2000, and rehabilation was completed December 1, 2001. The restoration of this building is dedicated to the men and women who have served our country so valiantly.
The bakery is the first home in Georgia to be equipped with a solar energy system that is tied directly to the power grid. The meter for the home has duel readouts that monitor the amout of power that is sold back to the electric provider.
Owner: Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Paul Smith, III and Family
General Contractor: Grandy Thurman
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Forts and Castles • Industry & Commerce • War, Spanish-American • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1885.
Location. 32° 1.208′ N, 80° 50.745′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Meddin Avenue near Robinson Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Sims Morgan (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tybee Island (about 700 feet away); Tybee Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Screven (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Batteries on Tybee Island (approx. 1˝ miles away); A Turning Point In History (approx. 1˝ miles away); Long Range Artillery Duel (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Regarding Fort Screven Bakery. In 1947 the Fort was closed and sold to the town of Tybee.
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