Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Coney Island's Elephant Hotel

Elephant Hotel, Coney Island. Built in 1882, this hotel had seven stories, an observatory on top, and a cigar store in one leg. At one point it was purportedly a brothel. It burned down in 1896. From the Eugene L. Armbruster photograph and scrapbook collection; Object ID # V1972.2.25

1 comment:

docnad said...

That is fascinating and totally impractical. I love it!