136 year-old Lucy the Elephant still amazes

In summer our thoughts turn to trips to the Jersey Shore, and if there is one place that families are sure to enjoy, it is visiting the only elephant in the world “you can walk through and come out alive!”

This weekend, Margate’s famous Lucy the Elephant celebrates its 136th birthday on Saturday, July 22. Once a home, a tavern, and now designated as a National Historic Landmark, the unusual six-story high structure is listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks.

Find more details about Lucy’s birthday here.

See links below for earlier posts about this prodigious pachyderm.

A collector’s postcards stir memories of his lifelong link to Lucy

Boardwalk Empire scenes and old postcards recall shore visits

We always have room for another Lucy postcard. Contact us at rivertonhistory@gmail.com


Published by

John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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