20 Apr '11, 5pm

Gatsby's mansion is demolished. I feel as if green lights are winking out on piers all over the world.

Gatsby's mansion is demolished. I feel as if green lights are winking out on piers all over the world.

From 1922 to early 1924, Minnesota-born Fitzgerald lived (but mostly drank) on Long Island — in Great Neck (AKA West Egg) — during a time when Land’s End was perhaps at its full-on house party peak. Over the years, Albert Einstein, Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, and countless other luminaries including Fitzgerald himself all let loose in the legendary "East Egg" home owned by Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist and Algonquin Round Table member Herbert Bayard Swope . According to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society , Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby" in Paris after having decamped from Long Island with his wife, Zelda. The book was published in April 1925. Literary lore aside, here’s hoping the razing of The Gatsby Mansion isn’t a complete demolition job and that any original architectural elements of the home are salvaged, repurposed and allowed to live on. It’s ...

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