Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Solterra Dove Cote
Solterra Cottage Dove Cote site
The Dovecote became a multipurpose building after the site was sold to the Crane family. It would be moved all over the island by the Club and the Jekyll Island Authority. The Dovecote was once placed next to the beach and refreshments were sold to the island guests.
Now it has a permanent home near its original site.
See, to the whitewashed cot what doves have flown!
While, that unwhitewashed, not a bird will own.
Pigeon farming was popular in the early Roman culture. Romans likely brought the dovecote, or columbarium, to the countryside of France and the UK during the Roman period. Found on larger manors and estates, the dovecote was a status symbol. The pigeons also provided food for a household.
The dovecote fell out of fashion during the late 1700s and early 1800s. A resurgence in popularity occurred in the mid-1800s,
Erected by Jekyll Island Museum and Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1914.
Location. 31° 3.709′ N, 81° 25.372′ W. Marker is on Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Old Plantation Road, 0.1 miles north of Schoolhouse Lane, on the left when traveling north. Marker and Solterra Dove Cote are located in the open field on the south side of Hollybourne Cottage. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 379 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 Active Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Hollybourne Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantation Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Villa Marianna (about 300 feet away); Cherokee Cottage (about 400 feet away); Captain Clarks Cottage (about 500 feet away); Villa Ospo (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
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