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July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $35
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Join us in Colonnade Row’s stately salon for a glass of bubbly and a visual tour of the homes that were in the universe of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Mr. Lawrance will show rare images of the North Shore’s greatest homes including Pembroke, where many outrageous parties in the roaring twenties were hosted by Marcus Loew, founder of MGM and Loew’s Theaters. Also included are Beacon Towers, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont’s summer home; Land’s End, which would have been the home of Daisy & Tom Buchanan; and Harbor Hill where Edward, The Prince of Wales was entertained in the Great Gatsby style. Many more mansions will be feature.
Architect, Author, and Historian Gary Lawrance is based in Stony Brook, New York. His firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides design presentations, architectural models, digital renderings, and design development services to architects, landscape architects and interior designers.
Mr. Lawrance has an extensive background in the history of Gilded Age architecture, landscapes, and society, and co-authored the bestselling book, Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930 with Anne Surchin (Acanthus Press 2007, Revised 3rd Printing 2013). Lecturing on the lost architecture of the Gilded Age for historical and garden societies, preservation and arts groups for over twenty years, Mr. Lawrance curated a symposium on the Gilded Age, held at Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, New York in 2016 and will be curating the second annual Gilded Age symposium again at Lyndhurst in June 2017. Mr. Lawrance is currently working on his next book, “Houses of Palm Beach, 1900-1950”. He is a frequent lecturer and co-curator at Colonnade Row: New York’s History Salon.