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Lucy the Elephant, Margate City

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#4 of 16 in Historic Sites in Jersey Shore
Must see · Architectural Building · Monument
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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 City, New Jersey, approximately five miles (8 km) south of Atlantic City. Originally named Elephant Bazaar, Lucy was built to promote real estate sales and attract tourists. Today, Lucy is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America.
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  • Disappointed that we didn’t get to see Lucy because she is being repaired but glad she is being taken care of. We will plan a return visit when she is finished. 
    Disappointed that we didn’t get to see Lucy because she is being repaired but glad she is being taken care of. We will plan a return visit when she is finished.  more »
  • Disappointed that the tarp is still up. The work is still ongoing. Apparently, the work will be completed by Memorial Day 2022. Gift shop still open. 
    Disappointed that the tarp is still up. The work is still ongoing. Apparently, the work will be completed by Memorial Day 2022. Gift shop still open.  more »

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