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Hartman's Rock Garden

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H.G. Hartman built this rock garden in Springfield, OH from 1932-1939. It measures 35 foot wide by 140 foot long. There are approximately 20,000 individual stones. Hartman started with a fish pond and eventually filled his yard with statues, miniature stone castles, cathedrals, and replicas of historic buildings. There are models of the White House, tributes to boxer Joe Louis and the Dionne Quintuplets, as well as religious scenes. Since his death in 1944, the property was maintained by Ben Hartman, H.G.'s youngest son. However, Ben passed away in 2007 and in 2008, the property was put up for sale. Since then, the Kohler Foundation has restored the site. These photos are from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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