: The postcard features a picture of a garden labeled "HARTMAN'S HISTORIC GARDEN / SPRINGFIELD, OHIO". The garden features many small buildings of a variety of styles, like a small church, a castle, and a classical temple.
The garden was created by H.G. Hartman in 1932 when he became unemployed and had extra time on his hands. He started by building a fish pond and eventually added famous landmarks in miniature religious scenes and pop culture figures. All of the figures were made from cement and decorated with small stones.After Hartman's death in 1944, H.G.'s youngest son, Ben Hartman, took over the maintenance of the garden. However Ben passed away in 2007, and the property was put up for sale in 2008. The Kohler Foundation began restoring the site in 2009. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B13F05_044_001 Subjects
: Garden ornaments and furniture; Postcards; Gardens; Garden structures; Historic gardens Places
: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)