Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Men of Means
— 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 fellow Jekyll Island 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 the amenities of the Clubhouse to the color of its carpets. He also personally approved 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 San Souci's six apartments. Three days after moving into his new apartment, Hyde wrote to his wife: "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."
The House of Power
J. Pierpont Morgan- third floor north; J.P. Morgan and Company
James A. Scrymser - third floor south; Central and South American Telegraph Company
William Rockefeller- second floor north; Standard Oil Company
Picture courtesy of the Rockefeller Archieve Center
William P. Anderson - first floor north; American Cotton Oil Company
Joseph Stickney - first floor south; Stickney, Conynham and Company Picture courtesy of The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods
Erected by Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc. Jekyll Island Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 3.517′ N, 81° 25.292′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Riverview Dr.. Across the green from Clubhouse site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 371 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. Fairbank Cottage Site (a few steps from this marker); The Sans Souci (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sans Souci Boiler HouseEvolution of Elegance (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan Tennis Court (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Transcontinental Call (about 400 feet away); The Skeet House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
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Also see . . .
1. Henry B. Hyde - Equitable Life Assurance Society Collection. (Submitted on March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Joseph Stickney,Stickney, Conynham and Company. New York Merchants and Manufacturers,Page 114 (Submitted on March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. From Wikipedia, William Avery Rockefeller, Jr. (Submitted on March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. John Pierpont Morgan. (Submitted on March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
William P. Anderson, also Director of C & O Railway
— Submitted March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.