Historic Markers Across Georgia

Jennings Cottage "Villa Ospo"

Marker ID: GHM 063-25
Location: Riverview Drive north of hotel, Jekyll Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 3.77    W 081° 25.417
  31.062833    -81.42361
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None
Jennings Cottage "Villa Ospo" Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


This cottage was erected in 1928 by Walter Jennings, capitalist of New York. It has a total of twenty rooms, including ten bedrooms, five baths, and a coach house. A feature of the spacious cottage is the 24 x 40 foot paneled living room and the arched hallway leading to it. It also has a large patio with lily pool and fountain

Mr. Jennings, was President of the Jekyll Island Club from 1927 to 1933. He was born in San Francisco on September 14, 1858, and died at his winter cottage at Jekyll January 9, 1933. His sisters, Mrs. Gordon Auchincloss, Mrs. Walter Belknap James, and Miss Annie Jennings, were also members of the Club

Mr. Jennings was one of the first Directors of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and Secretary from 1908- 1911; Trustee of the New York Trust Company; President, National Gas Company; Director Bank of Manhattan. He was married in 1891 to Jane Pollock Brown. They had three children, Oliver Burr, Jeanette, and Constance.

He was a member of the University Club, Metropolitan Club of New York, and owned a stock farm in Long Island.

GHM 063-25 Georgia Historical Commission 1958


Not standing, removed.