The Infirmary / Furness Cottage

The Infirmary / Furness Cottage (HM265E)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 3.403', W 81° 25.191'

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Jekyll Island Museum

On the Move

When first constructed in 1890, Furness Cottage stood as a lone sentry in the southern portion of the Club compound.
The growing popularity of cottage construction led to its first move, off of Riverview Drive.

Joseph Pulitzer purchased the cottage from Walter Furness in 1896 and relocated it away from Riverview Drive.
He subsequently used the cottage for his servants' accommodations.
The cottage remained in its second location for some time.

In 1930 Frank Goodyear, Jr. purchased the structure and moved it to its current location.
Goodyear then donated the building to the Jekyll Island Club to be used as an infirmary.
The infirmary was fully equipped and staffed during the season and operated until the close of the club in 1942.


Panel funded by a donation from the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc.
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HM NumberHM265E
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Placed ByJekyll Island Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459942 N 3435963
Decimal Degrees31.05671667, -81.41985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.403', W 81° 25.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 24.18" N, 81° 25' 11.46" 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 101 Old Plantation Rd, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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