You are here

Villa Marianna

-A A +A
1928, Morgens Tvede. 201 Old Plantation Rd.

Danish architect Morgens Tvede built Villa Marianna for Frank Miller Gould, grandson of railroad robber baron Jay Gould and son of Edwin Gould, who had purchased Chicota Cottage on Jekyll Island in 1900. Frank Gould spent summers on Jekyll Island as a youth, and was one of the club’s youngest members. The Spanish-inspired design features enclosed courtyards and a large formal garden. A long, rectangular fountain on the west elevation dramatizes the entry. The two-story house features a tower on the south elevation.

Villa Marianna became the headquarters of the Jekyll Island State Park Authority for most of the period between 1950 and 1978, and housed the executive directors between 1978 and 1995. The house is now available for rent as a special events venue.


McCash, June Hall. The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.


Writing Credits

Robert M. Craig
Robert M. Craig



  • 1928


What's Nearby


Robert M. Craig, "Villa Marianna", [Jekyll Island, Georgia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,