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On Murder, the Gilded Age and Crime of the Century

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It was the original crime of the century. On June 25th, 1906, a shot rang out in Madison Square Garden, leaving of one of the greatest architects and most famous of New York’s socialites dead. Stanford White, who designed New York’s Washington Square Arch, Madison Square Garden and the Rosecliff Mansion, was murdered by millionaire Harry Thaw as hundreds of people watched in horror.¬†Years before his murder, White had fallen in love with a young actress named Evelyn Nesbit, who seemed to return his attentions. But White had two sides to him and one night, he assaulted Nesbit horribly. Despite the attack, Evelyn Nesbit remained committed to White, falling even more deeply in in love with him – even after…

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