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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mansion that inspired "the Great Gatsby" to be demolished

A 25 room mansion which some scholars believe inspired the classic novel "The Great Gatsby" is being torn down to make way for a subdivision. The legendary house will be replaced by five houses overlooking Long Island Sound, worth $10 million each.

Many F. Scott Fitzgerald experts believe the author used the sprawling property as a model for the home of character Daisy Buchanan, but current owner David Brodsky said the link between the home and novel has been overstated. The house was built in 1902.

The Brodsky family bought the home in 2004, which is said to be in poor condition.


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