Land’s End, Potential Buchanan Mansion From The Great Gatsby, Is No More

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An excavation digger demolishes the Lands End mansion in Sands Point, New York in this handout taken April 16, 2011 and released April 18, 2011. Bulldozers razed the storied mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald partied and which some say inspired his novel 'The Great Gatsby,' leaving just a few chimneys standing on Long Island's Gold Coast on Monday. REUTERS/Brodsky Development/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS Photo: ? Ho New / Reuters

Well, it's over. Land's End, the Sands Point, Long Island, mansion that was thought to be the inspiration for the home of Tom and Daisy Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, has been demolished. It will be replaced by five separate multimillion-dollar homes. In the first half of the twentieth century, the lavish parties at Land's End saw "the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx and, of course, the Fitzgeralds" dancing the night away.

Goodbye to Long Island’s ‘Gatsby’ Mansion [WSJ via Village Voice]