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Fri May 10, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

The Great Louisville Gatsby Mystery: Where Is Daisy's House?

When I moved to Louisville as a freshman English major, one of the first bits of trivia I learned about my new city was that Daisy’s house from “The Great Gatsby” was right down the street. Daisy Buchanan, the It Girl at the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, was socialite Daisy Fay when poor soldier Jay Gatsby courted her during a brief stint at Louisville’s Camp Taylor, where Gatsby – like the author himself – trained during the first World War.

1400 Cherokee Road: according to local lore, one contender for Daisy's house.
1400 Cherokee Road: according to local lore, one contender for Daisy's house.
Credit Erin Keane / WFPL News

2427 Cherokee Parkway: Daisy's house according to a 1987 Courier-Journal article.
2427 Cherokee Parkway: Daisy's house according to a 1987 Courier-Journal article.
Credit Erin Keane / WFPL News