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Lucy the Elephant is an example of both zoomorphic and novelty architecture. The six-story elephant-shaped was built by James V. Lafferty in 1882 in an effort to sell real estate and attract tourism. Lucy, an Asian elephant, is the oldest example of zoomorphic architecture. Lucy the Elephant is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (1971) , U.S. National Historic Landmark (1976) and New Jersey Register of Historic Places (1971) .