Blogging Chicago Magazine: "Daisy Buchanan's" Home

Blogging Chicago Magazine: "Daisy Buchanan's" Home

Sarah Coffey
Nov 21, 2007

In the Deal Estate section of Chicago Magazine, we peeked inside the former Lake Forest home of Ginevra King, F. Scott Fitzgerald's first love and the woman who inspired the unforgettable Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. It's a lot like how you'd expect Daisy Buchanan's home to look: sweeping staircases, chandeliers, and wrap-around terraces. More below.

The house was built in 1905 by Chicago banker Charles King. His daughter, Ginevra, met F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1915. They went on have a two-year romance while Fitzgerald was at Princeton, before Ginevra married a wealthy Chicagoan and Scott went on to meet and marry Zelda Sayre. Click here to read the full article.

Photos: Chicago Magazine and Princeton University

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