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AVHC Preservation Projects: The Grotto

The Grotto was one of the more popular areas of the campus. Entering through a stone archway. Visitors were greeted with luxuriant foliage and a waterfall at the bottom of the steps. A second drinking spring was nearby. Benches were placed for people to rest and enjoy the scenery. Walkways lead to the middle lake.

Progress update: Click here to see a video of the restored Grotto and gardens!


Dayton Daily News article about the Grotto: The VA grotto gets a makeover


To download a video of the Grotto, click (or right clck and "save as") here (Note this is a large file at ~50Mb).