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Crane Cottage: Solterra

Marker ID: GHM 063-37
Location: Riverview Drive north of the hotel, Jekyll Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 3.64    W 081° 25.379
  31.060666    -81.42298
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
Crane Cottage: Solterra Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


Crane Cottage (20 rooms; 17 baths) was built in 1916 by Richard Crane of Crane Company at a cost of $500,000.00 Solterra, the island hom of Frederick Baker, New York banker, was on the site until it burned in 1910. On March 20, 1899, President and Mrs. William McKinnley and the President´s mentor, Sentator MArk Hanna of Ohio, were guests at Solterra. Veiled in secrecy, their visit to Jekyll Island was made to plan McKinnley´s political future. At Solterra Andrew Carnegie was honored at an eleaborate banquet. Among the guests were Joseph Pulitzer, William Rockefeller, George F. Baker.

GHM 063-37 Georgia Historical Commission 1959


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