Gatsby is Close to Home

May 10, 2013

Even if you’re not lining up for the premiere Friday, find a little of Gatbsy’s Roaring ’20s vibe nearby. F. Scott, his wife Zelda and their daughter Scottie, spent more time in Baltimore than any other place. The family lived in Towson and in the three different apartments in Baltimore City. Their first apartment was at 7601 Osler Drive in Towson, the current site of St. Joseph Medical Center. Closer to home, Fitzgerald and Zelda are buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, at 600 Viers Mill Road, in Rockville. The last line of Gatsby is inscribed on their gravesite: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (Patch)

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