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SueJO Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Writer
The Elephantine Colossus, otherwise known as the Colossal Elephant or the Elephant Colossus, or by its function as the Elephant Hotel, was a tourist attraction located on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City. It was built in the shape of an elephant, an example of novelty architecture. The seven story structure designed by James V. Lafferty stood above Surf Avenue and West 12th Street from 1885 until 1896, when it burnt down in a fire. During its lifespan, the thirty-one room building acted as a hotel, concert hall, and amusement bazaar. It was the second of three elephant buildings built by Lafferty, preceded by the extant Lucy the Elephant near Atlantic City.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant… and followed by The Light of Asia in Cape May.
You can still see Lucy in Atlantic City, I don't know why the card says that, they're very different.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_the…

Lucy was a part of my childhood, I was happy to see this.
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow thanks for all the information. It was such a grand piece of architecture. :)
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SueJO Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Writer
Lucy in Margate has been preserved.
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PattiPix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hiya - wanted to show you what this inspired - [link] thanks !
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floosy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Oh boy, the internet is a maze,; isn't it? I just spent some lovely time reading all about this structure. thanks, Tasha
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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