Hartman Rock Garden

Background Located at the corner of Russell and McCain avenue in Springfield, the Hartman Rock Garden is the work of one man, Ben Hartman. Ben Hartman was a mold-maker by trade and moved from Pennsylvania to Springfield in 1913 for a job at the Springfield Machine Tool Company foundry. Things were going well for the…

Garden of Constants

Background Want to find something interesting while out and about on OSU campus by the Horseshoe? Just a short walk from the main entrance to the ‘Shoe, you’ll find Dreese Laboratories. Dreese Lab is home to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Installed in 1994, this art piece was the idea of Barbara…

Franklin Park Conservatory – The Revisit Part 1 – Some New Stuff

It has been a while since we have gone into the facility known as The Franklin Park Conservatory. Quite a bit has changed, especially on the outside part of the park grounds. Inside, the different biomes are still there, with most of the same plants there as we remembered. The connector between the gift shop…