Lucy the Elephant, built in 1881, stands tall, 65 feet tall, with her butt facing Atlantic Avenue in the Jersey Shore town of Margate.
During her formative years, Lucy survived spells as a restaurant, a business office and a rentable summer cottage. She survived an early 20th century venture as a bar. That ceased with the onset of Prohibition.
In 1929 Lucy survived a storm that blew away her howdah.
Lucy survived the Great Atlantic Hurricane 1944.
During the mid-20th century she survived a period of neglect and decrepitude that resulted in being condemned by the City of Margate in 1962.
In 1970. Lucy survived a two-block move down Atlantic Avenue that took eight hours.
In 2006 Lucy survived being struck by lightning.
In 2012, Lucy survived Superstorm Sandy unscathed.
In July, on her 138th birthday, Lucy is still standing tall.