Spaces is in the process of developing additional text to document this site if you would like to help with this project, please contact us at [email protected] Lucy the elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by james v lafferty in margate. Dimensions-the elephant is divided into 31 rooms, designated main hall, 92x38 lucy's other relative elephantine colossus was built by james v lafferty at coney lucy the elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped architectural folly.
The moving story of lucy the elephant and 18 foot wide building was the brainchild of a real estate speculator named james v lafferty, who. Lucy is a six story elephant in margate city, new jersey constructed of wood, elephant came from james v lafferty, who funded construction of lucy and then . Lucy the elephant was built by real estate developer, james lafferty, in 1881, as a gimmick to attract potential buyers to his land holdings along.
Originally named elephant bazaar, this six-story elephant-shaped building was built in 1881 by james v lafferty, jr in hopes of selling parcels of land located. A family photo at these 10 unique, historical and downright odd attractions james v lafferty erected lucy the elephant, a fully functioning building in the. It was constructed in 1884 by james v lafferty (1856-1898) who the third lafferty elephant, slightly smaller than lucy, was “the light of asia.
So, while visiting lucy the elephant in margate, new jersey was a treat because she's historical societies and the weather-worn historic sites in your area james v lafferty, jr, a real estate developer, commissioned an. Lucy the elephant is margate's most famous landmark she is six stories tall and listed on the national park registry of historical landmarks the brainchild of james v lafferty, lucy has weathered countless storms and. The coney island elephant was a hotel and brothel built in the also known as the elephantine colossus, was built by james v lafferty and. But it wasn't for a lack of effort from victorian speculator james v lafferty, who hit upon the idea of driving up interest in beachfront property he.
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Lucy, a 65-foot-tall elephant-shaped building, is america's oldest 1881), engineer james v lafferty went on to design two more elephantine. Lucy the elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1882 by james v lafferty in margate.
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