Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Active Life
Edwin’s two young sons, Edwin Jr. and Frank enjoyed many winter seasons on the island in the pursuit of the active, athletic life. Their parents built the “Casino,” with a bowling alley, indoor shooting range, game room, and extra lodging upstairs for guests. An indoor tennis court and greenhouse were added later. Edwin purchased a stable, beach house, a cottage for his gardener, and Latham Hammock across the Jekyll Creek from the island. He foresaw the Hammock becoming an additional ground for hunting and fishing for the club members as well as for men “of smaller means” not associated with the Jekyll Island Club.
Tragedy struck the family in February of 1917. Edwin Jr. was killed in a hunting accident on Latham Hammock, ending a chapter in the Gould family tradition
Frank Miller Gould
A new chapter began with Frank Miller Gould, Edwin’s youngest son, who constructed his own cottage on Jekyll Island in 1929. He would name the cottage Villa Mariana after his young daughter Marianne. Frank had been coming to the island all of his life, and even the loss of his brother on the island could not destroy the fond memories he had of the island.
Erected by Jekyll Island Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1917.
Location. 31° 3.677′ N, 81° 25.395′ W. Marker is on Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Riverview Drive, 0.3 miles south of Stable Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is in front of the Chichota cottage ruins, but difficult to see from the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Plantation Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Solterra Dove Cote (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the LegacyHollybourne Cottage (about 400 feet away); Brunswick Across the Sound (about 400 feet away); Cherokee Cottage (about 400 feet away); Villa Marianna (about 500 feet away); Up In Smoke (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
Regarding The Active Life. The Chichota cottage and "Casino" fell into disrepair, deteriorated and were eventually torn down. All that remains are the front steps, building foundations and various other building ruins.
Also see . . . Edwin Gould I. He was born in New York City to railroad financier Jay Gould on February 26, 1866. He studied at Columbia University. He retired in 1926, and he died on July 12, 1933.
He was a very active member of the Jekyll Island Club (aka The millionaires Club) on Jekyll Island, Georgia along with J.P. Morgan and William Rockefeller among others. (Submitted on March 30, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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