Men of Means

Men of Means (HMBAI)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
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N 31° 3.517', W 81° 25.292'

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Sans Souci

— 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 San 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."

Sidebar, with pictures, on right of marker:
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 RockefellerArchieve 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 WashingtonResort at Bretton Woods
Placed ByFriends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc. Jekyll Island Museum
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459782 N 3436174
Decimal Degrees31.05861667, -81.42153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.517', W 81° 25.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 31.02" N, 81° 25' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Pier Rd, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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