The Flax Palace, 1890

The Flax Palace, 1890

Time Frame: ca. 1892

The Flax Palace was built in 1890 on the Winnebago County Fairgrounds. It was inspired by the Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota, and was paid for by Forest City business owners. Ten acres of flax were harvested to decorate the exterior of the structure.
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