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Long Island's Famed 'Gatsby House' Demolished

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Preservationists, bookworms and lovers of old-timey cocktails and swingin' bashes everywhere were stunned to learn that Land's End, the North Shore estate said to have inspired Daisy Buchanan's swank digs in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, would be torn down to make way for a cluster of new homes. Now, just over a month later, Land's End is as dead as Gatsby himself (spoiler alert!). CBS News' Sunday Morning aired a piece yesterday on the house's history and the Gatsby connection, and cameras were there on Saturday when the bulldozer came calling. The property had fallen into such bad disrepair that the developer who bought it seven years ago had no choice but to knock the 25-room colonial mansion down, or so he says. Video below.

· The end of an era for the "Gatsby house" [CBS News]
· Gatsby House to Become True "Valley of the Ashes" Development [Curbed National]