Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Cottage

A view of The Cottage after a few additions

Courtesy of the Georgia Archives
Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Aechives, Office of the Secretary of State, File name: cam182.jpg

 Known as 'The Cottage', Thomas Morrison Carnegie received a simple cottage house from his mother Lucy Carnegie upon his marriage to Virginia Beggs. The home site was built in the Dungeness compound about 300 yards west of the Dungeness mansion on the western side of the island close to the shore of Cumberland Sound. The rear of the house was built facing the Cumberland Sound. The front of the house had a commanding view of the mansion Dungeness and of the Pergola. In 1948, the home burned to the ground.

The view from The Cottage site looking east towards the Dungeness mansion and the pergola.