Posts Tagged ‘decorative elephants’

Elephants all over apartment buildings

August 13, 2009

Birds, horses, cows, goats—all kinds of animals decorate the facades of city residences. But elephant reliefs and statues? They’re not such a common site.

These two bronze elephants are tucked away at street level on a high-rise of Sheridan Square near Christopher Street:


The small apartment building at Nine East 10th Street, home to writer Dawn Powell in the 1930s and 1940s, features pachyderms on its beautifully carved nameplate:


On a different note, a couple of contemporary elephants guard a new house in Bushwick:


Here, the story of some real elephants that lived in New York City.