Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lucy the Elephant

The Saturday Evening Post, April 1978
In 1881, James V. Lafferty was granted by the U.S. Patent Office a 17-year period to make animal-shaped buildings.  He lost no time, and in the same year constructed Lucya six-storey high piece of novelty architecture.  In 1969, Lucy was rescued from demolition and restored.  In 1978 Lucy was made a National Historic Landmark.

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