The editor who gave his mansion an unfortunate name
Edward Bok, famous in his day as the editor of The Ladies' Home Journal and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his 1920 autobiography, gave his Marion, Pennsylvania, estate an unfortunate name, if there ever was one: Swastika. In his autobiography, Bok says the name was suggested to him by the author Rudyard Kipling. The ever-helpful Kipling also furnished Bok with a Swastika doorknocker, custom made by his village blacksmith. In defense of both Bok and Kipling, the Swastika was an ancient symbol and not yet associated with Nazism.