Plum Orchard

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Plum Orchard Historic District
Plum Orchard is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Plum Orchard
Plum Orchard is located in the United States
Plum Orchard
Nearest citySt. Marys, Georgia
ArchitectPeabody & Stearns
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSCumberland Island National Seashore MRA
NRHP reference #84000258[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 23, 1984

Plum Orchard Coordinates: 30°51′21″N 81°27′55″W / 30.855933°N 81.465238°W / 30.855933; -81.465238 is an estate located in the middle of the western shore of Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA. The estate and surrounding area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Designed by Peabody and Stearns for George Lauder Carnegie, a son of Thomas M. Carnegie and named after his uncle, Scottish industrialist George Lauder, it was formally dedicated on October 6, 1898. Peabody and Stearns also designed various additions to the mansion in the several following years, probably in 1906.[2]

After George Lauder Carnegie died, his widow, Margaret Copley Thaw, remarried and moved to Africa. Most of the original furnishings were sold, and furniture from Dungeness was brought in to furnish the house. The house was then occupied by the Johnston family, from Nancy Trovillo Carnegie Heaver/Johnston's branch of the family.

The estate is now part of Cumberland Island National Seashore.

The mansion includes a rare squash tennis court.

Squash tennis court

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Plum Orchard Mansion". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. January 14, 2009.

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