Hewlett Lodge - Fulton County, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 59.245 W 084° 19.474
16S E 747140 N 3763987
Quick Description: This interpretative marker is located next to the Chattahoochee River NRA visitors center, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2016 11:59:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMQWQ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 3

Long Description:
Hewlett Lodge

The park’s headquarters and visitor center formerly served as a family summer retreat for Samuel D Hewlett, Sr., a prominent Atlanta attorney. Its rustic Adirondacks style – local stone, cypress logs from the Okefenokee Swamp, and shingled roof with broad overhangs -was unusual in the south when the Lodge was built between 1936 and 1941.

Hewlett sold the property in 1950 to the Buckhead Century Club, which enclosed the porch and added a swimming pool. By 1955 the club had become a camp and retreat facility for the Atlanta Baptist Assembly. The National Park Service acquired Hewlett Lodge and the Island Ford area in 1979.

More Information
Hewlett Lodge was built during the 1930s for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Samuel Hewlett as a summer retreat. Today the Lodge serves is the Chattahoochee River NRA, Island Ford visitor center and park headquarters.

Supreme Court of Georgia
Wikipedia - Supreme Court of Georgia
NPS - Chattahoochee River NRA
Wikipedia - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areaa
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: N/A

Sponsor: NPS

Date: Not listed

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