Statue of Germania being removed
On April 1, 1918, the statue of Germania was removed from the Germania Life Insurance Building in St. Paul. The statue represented the nation of Germany, and removing it was just one way that Minnesotans showed anti-German sentiment during the war. If you look closely at this 1910 image of the Germania building, you can see the statue standing in the space between the two towers.
The Germania Life Insurance company, which was based in New York, was pressured to change its name during the war, as well. By the end of 1917, the company was renamed Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. It is still in business today. The Germania Building in St. Paul (renamed Guardian Life Building) was demolished in 1970.