Why does Lucy the Elephant building have blue eyes?

Street View & Vicinity   (click to view)

Location

Lucy the Elephant
9200 Atlantic Ave.
Margate City, NJ 08402
United States
39° 19' 15.33" N, 74° 30' 42.246" W

About

"Lucy is one of the oldest surviving examples of zoomorphic architecture (buildings in the shape of animals), a male elephant (tusks) who identifies as female." The quote is from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/24/14, at p. D2. There has been much written about Lucy over the years, and the story of her preservation. Here is something new to me: according to the article, Lucy's eyes light up blue at night. Rich Helfant, the CEO of the organization that cares for Lucy, used to work with Frank Sinatra when he played in Atlantic City, and the eyes lighting up in blue is Mr. Helfant's tribute to Old Blue Eyes.

Created by:

plaquemaster
Sun, 05/25/2014 - 20:13

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments

Share

Location on Map

Javascript is required to view this map.

Add Anything

Anyone can add anything about anyplace anywhere in the world.

Add Anything   Anyone Login

Browse Categories   Browse Locations

Search

Search form

User login

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.