Film buffs are familiar with the house as that of Gatsby’s in the Robert Redford-Mia Farrow film version of Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Called Rosecliff, it was designed and built between 1899 and 1902 by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White

"The Sweetheart Staircase" (aka Grand Staricase) Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island - Built 1899 - Now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County

Stanford White, brilliant architect and notorious debaucher who was shot by his ex-lover's jealous husband.

Stanford White (November 1853 – June was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. His design principles embodied the "American Renaissance".

This is the original portrait of Evelyn Nesbit, the original femme fatale. Try doing a Goggle search on her name for some fascinating reading about a scandal and murder surrounding this young chorus girl turned artist's model.

Florence Evelyn Nesbit known professionally as Evelyn Nesbit, was a popular American chorus girl, an artists' model, and an actress. Evelyn enjoyed the company of men. This love of men placed her in the middle of a murder case.

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Murder on the Roof – Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and the Trial of the Century

Murder at Madison Square Garden: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and Harry Kendall Thaw Made Headlines in 1906

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Murder on the Roof – Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and the Trial of the Century

Florence Evelyn Nesbit (December 1884 – January known professionally as Evelyn Nesbit, was a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.

Blank studied the original Ogden Mills pantry designed by Stanford White. (Photo: Jonathan Wallen)

Re-creating a Stanford White Pantry

Now we're talking - a designer pantry! Blank studied the original Ogden Mills pantry designed by Stanford White.

Daytonian in Manhattan: Stanford Whites 1893 The Metropolitan Club

Daytonian in Manhattan: Stanford White's 1893 "The Metropolitan Club" The Billard Room in 1896

Where architect Stanford White was shot; the original Madison Square Garden (during demolition, 1925) NYC

Daytonian in Manhattan: Stanford White's Lost 1900 Madison Square Garden.t he Roof Garden during demolition, 1925 -- photo NYPL Collection

Harry Kendall Thaw was the son of coal and railroad baron William Thaw. Plagued by mental illness since childhood, Thaw led a profligate life.    His historical legacy rests on one notorious act. In 1906, on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden, Thaw murdered renowned architect Stanford White who had been the lover of Thaw's wife, model/chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit.

Harry Kendall Thaw - In on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden, Thaw murdered renowned architect Stanford White who had been the lover of Thaw's wife, model/chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit.

Stanford White Mansionn Harkness House NYC

The Stanford White Mansion is located at 973 Fifth Avenue in New York City, NY. It is one of the last homes designed by famed architect Stanford White. The grand Italian Renaissance Palazzo style mansion,

Haute couture evening dress, circa 1894. Dresses designed by the House of Worth, one of the first couture houses, were known for their luxurious textiles and were worn by wealthy society ladies. This Worth dress was worn by the wife of re-known architect Stanford White.

Dresses designed by the House of Worth, one of the first couture houses, were known for their luxurious textiles and were worn by wealthy society ladies

Turn of the Century Stanford White Frame | From a unique collection of antique and modern picture frames at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/picture-frames/

Turn of the Century Stanford White Frame

Stanford White Mansion | ... at Gramercy Park North - On the Trail of Stanford White - NYTimes.com

On the Trail of Stanford White

Stanford White’s own residence, a renovated brownstone on Lexington Avenue at Gramercy Park North, is now long gone.

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