Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916
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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
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|McLean County, Illinois|
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