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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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During the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, Georgia, was one of the most exclusive resort destinations in the United States. Owned by the most elite and inaccessible social club in America, a group whose members included Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, Goulds, and Morgans, this quiet refuge in the Golden Isles was the perfect winter getaway for the wealthy new industrial class of the snowbound North.

In this delightful book, a companion volume to The Jekyll Island Club: Southern Haven for America's Millionaires, June Hall McCash focuses on the social club's members and the "cottages" they built near the clubhouse between 1888 and 1928. Illustrated with hundreds of never-before-published photographs from private family collections, The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony tells the stories of each home, the owners' connections with the island, and their interactions with one another.

While quite grand by today's standards, these homes were relatively simple in design, built to enhance rather than subdue the island's wild beauty. The cottages of Jekyll's "Millionaire's Row" were not nearly as lavish as their Newport counterparts, but typified Victorian resort architecture from New England to Florida, ranging from Queen Anne to shingle to Spanish and Mediterranean styles.

After the Jekyll Island Club disbanded following World War II, the state of Georgia acquired the island to ensure its conservation. Once threatened by years of neglect and disrepair, the elegant clubhouse has been converted to a hotel, and many of the gracious cottages have been restored to their original condition. The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony is a fascinating guide to a unique treasure of architectural history, as well as a personal look at golden days gone by.

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During the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, Georgia, was one of the most exclusive resort destinations in the United States. Owned by the most elite and inaccessible social club in America, a group whose members included Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, Goulds, and Morgans, this quiet refuge in the Golden Isles was the perfect winter getaway for the wealthy new industrial class of the snowbound North. In this new book, June Hall McCash focuses on the social club's members and the "cottages" they built near the clubhouse between 1888 and 1928. Illustrated with hundreds of never-before-published photographs from private family collections, The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony tells the stories of each home, the owners' connections with the island, and the residents' interactions with one another.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-304) and index.

About the Author

June Hall McCash teaches at Middle Tennessee State University. She is author of The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony and coauthor of The Jekyll Island Club.

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ISBN:
9780820319285
Author:
McCash, June Hall
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Author:
McCash, June Hall
Location:
Athens :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Gilded Age
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- Georgia -- Jekyll Island.
Subject:
Jekyll Island
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Jekyll Island (Ga.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Jekyll Island.
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 37
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
199 photos
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 2.59 lb

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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
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"Synopsis" by , During the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, Georgia, was one of the most exclusive resort destinations in the United States. Owned by the most elite and inaccessible social club in America, a group whose members included Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, Goulds, and Morgans, this quiet refuge in the Golden Isles was the perfect winter getaway for the wealthy new industrial class of the snowbound North. In this new book, June Hall McCash focuses on the social club's members and the "cottages" they built near the clubhouse between 1888 and 1928. Illustrated with hundreds of never-before-published photographs from private family collections, The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony tells the stories of each home, the owners' connections with the island, and the residents' interactions with one another.
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