Lucy, the Elephant Statue, Margate City, NJ, Constructing an elephant building right smack in a beachfront may seem to be a crazy idea. But, that was what James V. Lafferty did in the 1800s. The interesting thing is that Lucy the Elephant is not just a statue. Back in the day, her stomach housed first a restaurant, then a summer home, & finally a speakeasy. Even though Lucy fell into disrepair in the 60s, the locals love her so much that they made her a National Historic Landmark.