Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Gatsby's house, gone!

You wouldn't think something like this would be allowed to happen, but CBS has reported that the house that inspired The Great Gatsby has been pulled down to make way for a gated housing development. I'm quite surprised; I did think people in America placed a higher value on their more recent historical buildings than we tend to here in the UK, where most things under 200 years old seem to be fair game, but it appears that the house was in such a state of disrepair that demolition was the only option.

Still, it makes me feel a little sad.

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  1. Oh this is so sad! Why couldn't they turn it into a museum?! I'm sure there are so many Fitzgerald fans out there, or heck architecture fans, that would have been willing to preserve this great house!
    Ugh.

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  2. My friend posted a link on Facebook, it's heartbreaking.

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  3. I'm afraid its all to do with the $$$$$

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