Long Island Estates of the Great Gatsby Era

With Gary Lawrance

Best-selling author, architect, and historian Gary Lawrance will speak at Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum on Thursday, May 26th, at 7pm. His lecture, titled “Long Island Estates of the Great Gatsby Era,” will introduce listeners to the real Long Island mansions that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby.

Gary Lawrence is the principal of Lawrance Architectural Presentations, a firm which provides design presentations, architectural models, digital renderings, and design development services to architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. He has an extensive background in the history of Gilded Age architecture, landscapes, and society, and co-authored the book Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930 with Anne Surchin (Acanthus Press 2007, Revised Third Printing 2013). He is currently working on his next book, Houses of Palm Beach, 1900-1950, which is due to be published soon.

Lawrance’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and New York Social Diary. In addition to his writing and public lectures, he regularly plans conferences on Gilded Age society and serves as the Vice President of the American Country House Foundation. Light refreshments will be served in the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium after the lecture.

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