|Farnsworth Mansion Atrium of C.K.G. Billings|
On Monday, February 28 from 7- 9 pm, I will be giving a lecture for the Three Village Historical Society entitled, "Gatsby's Mansions", A look at the real Long Island Mansions that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's, " The Great Gatsby".
Some of the houses to be discussed are below,
Pembroke, the Captain De Lamar mansion at Glen Cove. Where many parties during the roaring twenties attended by some of the silent screens greatest stars took place when the house was later owned by Marcus Loew, the movie theater magnate.
Beacon Towers, Sands Point, The castellated mansion of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont which bears a very close resemblance to Gatsby's Mansion as described by Fitzgerald.
|The Bayard Swope mansion beyond the Hoffstott mansion.|
which architecturally could have been the home of Daisy & Tom Buchanan.
A brief aerial tour of Long Island's Gold Coast circa 1926 and a look at some of the other mansions of the era such as Clarence Mackay"s, Roslyn mansion " Harbor Hill" where the Prince of Wales was entertained at a party befitting the Great Gatsby will be seen.
Please call the Three Village Historical Society to make reservations.The lecture will be given at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library's Community Room, 120 Main Street, Setauket, New York. Cost is free and open to the public. 631.751.3730.
For future showings of this talk and others about the Mansions of the Gilded Age, please come back and look for further notices or contact me Gary Lawrance, AIA at my email firstname.lastname@example.org to book for Historical Societies, Garden Societies, Libraries, Clubs and organizations.
A partial list follows,
" Gardens of the Gilded Age"
" Gatsby's Mansions"
" Gilded Age Gardens of the Hamptons"
" Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930"
" Lost Houses of the Gilded Age"
" Lost Houses of the Hamptons"
" The Lost Mansions of Newport"
" Mrs. Astor's Fifth Avenue, Secret Splendors of the Gilded Age"
" Whitemarsh Hall, America's Lost Versailles"