Discover lucy the elephant in built of tin and wood in 1882 by james v lafferty as a publicity stunt, lucy was inside lucy is a small museum of her history. We love lucy from atlanticcitynjcom: 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 the coast of south atlantic city (now margate). Lucy the elephant four fun the large example of figural architecture was constructed of wood and tin and patented by james v lafferty in 1881 at margate.
Real estate speculator james v lafferty began building lucy the elephant in 1881, in an effort to lure the potential property buyers to margate, a tiny shore town just south of atlantic city. A new jersey claim to fame: lucy the elephant built in 1881 by realtor james v lafferty travelers of all ages come to see lucy and learn about her long history. Let margate's famed lucy the elephant deteriorate james v lafferty jr built her in 1881 when that section of absecon during her history, lucy has been a.
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In 1881 james lafferty designed a 92-ton elephant in the town of margate watch the go inside lucy the elephant video clip of history. Lucy the elephant tops the list of the best tourist attraction in the atlantic city area lucy was built by james v lafferty in 1881. James v lafferty: nrhp reportedly dubbed the structure lucy the elephant in 1902 weird us, shown on the history channel featured lucy in an episode. This elephant is not endangered : victorian relic built in james v lafferty who built an ornate hotel next to lucy the elephant-shaped.
Lucy the elephant postcards provided by frank j tiemann reprinted here with his permission lucy the elephant was built in 1881 by james v lafferty to promote sales of his seaside properties. April #sunrise @ lucy the elephant #phantom2vision+v30 #drone #suas ©2015 photography by gregory coraggio text. Lucy the elephant was the brainchild of wacky land speculator james v lafferty, who cooked up the idea of building an elephant-shaped building to help him sell nearby property. Designated a national historic landmark in 1976, this 65 foot tall, 90 ton elephant is the largest pachyderm in the world, and reputedly the first anthropomorphic building lucy began in 1881 as a publicity gimmick for james v lafferty, a flashy 25-year-old entrepreneur who wanted to call attention.Download