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Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Sans Souci

The Czar of Jekyll Island

 

— Jekyll Island Club —

 
The Sans Souci Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
1. The Sans Souci Marker
Inscription.  
The Czar of Jekyll Island
What to do when you require privacy from the overflowing crowds of guests at the Clubhouse, but want to take advantage of its world-class French chef, new billiards wing, and the cheerful fireplace of the main parlor?

The answer for Henry B. Hyde and his fellow Jekyll Islands Associates was to build the elegant Sans Souci. Hyde, nicknamed the Czar of Jekyll for his demanding approach to running the Club’s affairs, directed every aspect of Sans Souci’s creation, from its choice site near amenities of the Clubhouse, to the color of its carpets.
He also personally approved the Sans Souci’s occupants, rejecting both those with children and those with mistresses alike. Hyde’s exacting attention to matters of taste and comfort was much appreciated by the owners of the Sans Souci’s six apartments.

“You can’t imagine how comfortable I am here at Jekyll Island. My rooms are nearly put to right, and everything pleases me very much … Everybody that arrives is delighted with it and thanks me many times for the care I have taken of their affairs during the summer." —Henry
The Sans Souci Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
2. The Sans Souci Marker
Hyde wrote in a letter to his wife three days after moving into his new apartment.

Did you know? This six-unit building is considered to be one of the first condominiums built in the United States.
 
Erected by Jekyll Island Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 31° 3.492′ N, 81° 25.31′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Pier Road east of Riverview Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 365 Riverview Drive, 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 Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairbank Cottage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of Means (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Call (within shouting distance of this marker); Sans Souci Boiler House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evolution of Elegance (about 300 feet away); Morgan Tennis Court (about 400 feet away); Jekyll Island Club Wharf (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Also see . . .  Dawn of the Condo. Jekyll Island, Georgia (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.) 
 
Henry B. Hyde image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
3. Henry B. Hyde
Sans Souci under construction image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
4. Sans Souci under construction
Sans Souci after completion image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
5. Sans Souci after completion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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