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  • Maxime Longden

    The Colossal Elephant of Coney Island, 1885, James Lafferty

  • Marian Durkin

    Limn - verb: 1. To portray in words. 2. To draw or paint, especially in outline. A.Word.A.Day (January 10, 2011)

  • Simone Frasca

    The Elephantine Colossus, otherwise known the Elephant Colossus, or by its function as the Elephant Hotel, was a tourist attraction located on Coney Island that was built in the shape of an elephant. An example of novelty architecture, the seven-story tall structure designed by James V. Lafferty stood above Surf Avenue from 1885 until 1896, when it burnt down in a fire. During its lifespan, the thirty-one room building acted as a hotel, concert hall, and amusement bazaar.

  • Bill Shattuck

    Elephantine Colossus: Brooklyn's most unusual 'Elephant Hotel' opened 1835, a 12 story Pachyderm with 31 guest rooms that faced the ocean, an observation deck and a cigar store in the leg. A fire destroyed the hotel on September 27th 1896 ~ Photos from the New York Archives©

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