• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • This sketch of the 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace shows the palace as it was built around the Coliseum. The 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace was designed by A.L. Pillsbury. Its facade was a pattern formed by thousands of yellow ears of corn trimmed with dried Sudan grass, and gentlemen were strongly admonished not to smoke near the grass. Huge letters proclaiming "Corn is King" hung over the door. Everything had been designed by local people. How we... more
    This sketch of the 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace shows the palace as it was built around the Coliseum. The 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace was designed by A.L. Pillsbury. Its facade was a pattern formed by thousands of yellow ears of corn trimmed with dried Sudan grass, and gentlemen were strongly admonished not to smoke near the grass. Huge letters proclaiming "Corn is King" hung over the door. Everything had been designed by local people. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Celebrations and Festivals. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems. less
  • Format
  • Mch0311.jpg