Could a Hotel Replace Lucy The Elephant?
One of New Jersey's most cherished landmarks may need to find a new home. Lucy the Elephant has resided in Margate since 1881, but according to NJ.com, the Margate City Commission is considering a measure that would bring hotels to the town. If that happens, Lucy may have to move.
The Save Lucy Committee maintains Lucy and holds the lease on the land where she resides, but that lease ends on December 31, 2019. The committee says it has "had discussions for the past six years with (Margate) for a long-term lease renewal, but a deal has not been finalized."
Lucy was "designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976, the highest honor the United States government can put on a building."
To lean more about Lucy's history and the ways you can help maintain her, check out LucyTheElephant.org.