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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Herbert Bayard Swope and Lands End

Click the following links to read about Herbert Bayard Swope, onetime owner of Lands End at Sands Point, New York. Above is a photo of Lands End at Sands Point on its last morning before being demolished.The house has often been thought to have been the model for Daisy Buchanan's mansion in the Great Gatsby and one of the houses inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, when writing his novel. The house was also just as notable for its real life owner, Herbert Bayard Swope.

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