The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse (HM261F)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 3.516', W 81° 25.327'

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Evolution of Elegance

The Executive Committee hired architect Charles Alexander to design the Clubhouse. He designed the building in a Queen Anne style that complemented the natural beauty of the island and emphasized the rustic simplicity that the Jekyll Island Club embraced. It was completed for (what was considered) the modest price of $45,000.

At the heart of any Luxury resort or vacation retreat is sumptuous lodging. When the Club incorporated in 1885, they knew that the success of the Club depended on a splendid but simply elegant Clubhouse.

The Dubignon farmhouse would do for the Executive Committee's assessment of the island, but would never be adequate for the 53 members, their families, and guests.

The Jekyll Island Clubhouse was the final project for Chicago architect Charles Alexander. It was declared "a model of comfort and elegance." On April 14, 1889, the New York Times reported, "All have expressed themselves delighted with the island and clubhouse, and well they may, for it has not its equal North or South."

There is no attempt at display or fashion. Its comfortable clubhouse, charming winter climate, lovely grounds, and fine drives render it a most enjoyable winter home for the members and their families."
—NY Times, Sept 9,1889

Did you know? In November

1910, draft legislation to create the U.S. Federal Reserve was written at the Clubhouse.
HM NumberHM261F
Placed ByJekyll Island Museum
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Date Added Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459726 N 3436172
Decimal Degrees31.05860000, -81.42211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.516', W 81° 25.327'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 30.96" N, 81° 25' 19.62" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Pier Rd, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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