St. Simons Coast Guard Station – St. Simons Island GA

Description

This WPA Coast Guard Station at St. Simons Island, GA was built from 1935-1937. The building is still in existence, but is now a museum rather than a USCG facility.

“In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), authorized the building of 45 United States Coast Guard Stations around the country. Later that same year, Georgia Senator Walter F. George, and Georgia Congressman Braswell Deen obtained an $115,000 appropriation from Congress for the new Coast Guard Station and Boathouse to be built on St. Simons Island. Work began in the fall of 1935 and of all the stations built during that time, only St. Simons and two others are believed still standing.”   (http://www.waymarking.com)

 

Source notes

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM6VP7_Historic_Coast_Guard_Station_St_Simons_Island_GA

From the contributor: I live on St. Simons and have always heard it was a WPA project. A quick Google search seems to support this. It is located adjacent to a very popular public beach and is highly visible.

Project originally submitted by David Gardner on March 20, 2013.

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Location Info


Demere Road at E. Beach Causeway
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522

Coordinates: 31.1484, -81.3812

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