|The Edgar A. Weil House is significant at the local level of significance under National Register Criterion C in the area of architecture as a good and intact example of a cross-gable bungalow. The cross-gable is a rare subtype of the bungalow in Georgia, as defined in the statewide context Georgia's Living Places: Historic Houses in Their Landscaped Settings. The house's irregular floor plan, overall rectangular shape, low-pitched roof with wide overhangs, and integral use of porches are indicative of its type, and it retains a high degree of integrity. The Edgar A. Weil House is also significant at the local level under National Register Criterion A in the area of community planning and development as an early example of the next phase of development on the island following completion of Tybee Road. The "smooth beautiful highway," as it is referred to in marketing brochures from the Tybee Hotel and Improvement Company in 1926, connected Tybee "not only with Savannah, but with the entire Southeast, by reason of its million dollar paved automobile highway." Tybee Road was completed in 1923, and at that time, the Tybee Hotel and Improvement Company began to market the island's improved accessibility, growing list of amenities, and its potential for year-round housing. The Edgar A. Weil House, while used as a vacation home for much of its history, was built in a style typical of mainland houses found throughout Georgia. This was a drastic deviation from the hotels, boarding houses, and raised cottages typically built during the early phases of the island's resort development and marked a change in perception of the island from a purely recreational destination to a potential location for full-time residence.