Fitzgerald Home, Great Neck, NY

Ivana Hong

6 Gateway Drive, home to renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald from 1922 to 1924, is located in the Great Neck Estates of Great Neck, NY. This house depicts the inspiration of Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, and the catalyst in propelling the image of Great Neck to fame. Such fame is due to the novel’s setting in which Fitzgerald names Great Neck as the “West Egg.”

Surprisingly, Fitzgerald’s house remains as a private residence to this day, leaving it an obscure establishment only residents of Great Neck and readers of the novel know about. However, such an obscurity solidifies the sense of an imagined community, where the house is considered to belong to only Great Neck and no other city – a kind of shared knowledge and understanding, bringing the community together.

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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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