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Just out of curiosity why does the 1907 Corn Palace have a swastika on the front? I realize this was long before World War II and the Nazi party but it does seem odd nonetheless. What were they trying to symbolize with respect to corn? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:01, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Essentially it was kind of trendy at the time. The corn palace was always made with a eastern motif. The swastika at this time was being found to be a symbol of indian, germanic, and native american cultures as a result of then contemporary anthropological studies. So it was sort of a "we are the world" symbol, way opposite of the feelings it elicits today. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:49, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
isn't that a typo for "1937" anyways? the onion domes and minarets weren't added until then, but they are clearly visible in this photo.
in which case, i gotta join the previous poster -- indian/mystic swastikas were all the rage EARLIER ON, yes, but...1937? meaning is clearly nazi by that point!! see your own wiki. 2002:D1AC:1790:0:0:0:D1AC:1790 (talk) 23:32, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Also, note that while the onion domes weren't added until 1937, the dome as shown in the swastika photo, existed all along. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 17:50, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
i still don't get it. whether the pic is 1907 or 1914, how can it have those onion domes if they weren't added until 1937?!
are u saying that latter info is incorrect? when WERE they added then? with the original construction? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 08:05, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Look at the photo again: It doesn't have the onion domes. It has an earlier type of dome, more of a cupola, not the ones that look like they come from the Kremlin. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 14:19, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
No, several are traditional onion domes -- pointy top, bulbous midsection, tapering back in on the bottom. Do an image search for "onion dome victorian" and you'll see plenty that are just like those on the Corn Palace picture. --jpgordon::==( o ) 18:31, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but they are not the big Russian-church-ish onion domes that the palace is known for today, which were added in 1937 and which led to this time-travel discussion - the place looks quite different now. I think it looked better then, personally. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 21:19, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
ok, so the takeaway here is that onion domes were CHANGED in 1937, not "added"? or that MORE onion domes were added, but of a new style overshadowing the original set (which, nonetheless, remained)?
article should be reworded to reflect that...whichever it is. totally misleading as it is now. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:27, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Good point; you want to do the edit? - DavidWBrooks (talk) 12:40, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
not really, seeing as i'm still fuzzy on the details. i defer to those of you who actually KNOW something of the matter.... 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:42, 13 January 2015 (UTC)