The Coney Island Elephant

paraxenos:  canadiansliveinigloos:  grieve-machine:  tarotwoman:  radioheartedkid:  readmorewikipedia:  The Coney Island Elephant was a hotel and brothel built in the shape of  an elephant, and located on Coney Island.In 1885, the Elephant Hotel,  also known as the Elephantine Colossus, was built by James V. Lafferty  and was 122 feet high with seven floors and had 31 rooms.The hotel  became associated with prostitution. This lead to the phrase “going to  see the elephant” being created, to mean going to see a prostitute. (three more pics)    How bizarre :/

The Coney Island Elephant was a hotel and brothel built in the shape of an elephant, and located on Coney Island. In 1885, the Elephant Hotel, also known as the Elephantine Colossus, was built by James V. Lafferty and was 122 feet high with seven floors and had 31 rooms.

The hotel became associated with prostitution. This lead to the phrase “going to see the elephant” being created, to mean going to see a prostitute. (three more pics)