Hart Square – there are no people here. Only cabins. Rows and lines of them zigzagging across the land like an Etch A Sketch drawing. Scores of logs stacked on top of each other. There’s a tavern. Tobacco barn. Water well. Doctor’s office. Post office. School. Teeter-totters. Moonshine still. Cotton gin. Church. General store. Print shop.
A village preserved in its entirety. A ghost town from the 1800s, right here in the hills of Hickory, North Carolina.
Bob Hart, a doctor, has been going and going for 40 years now on this land. He’s gathered these 100 buildings from the surrounding counties and moved them to this 200-acre haven. He’s stuffed the cabins with beds, chairs, food, dresses, shoes, brooms, medicine. Each structure represents a part of this village he calls Hart Square.
I have captured some images and portrayed them in a historical tone. Here is a cottage from the past ….
How cool! I love the coloring of the photo… really nice!
I love the sepia effect too. The cottage itself looks so quaint!
All the buildings here are quaint!
The Hart story is amazing! So glad that people care to preserve what is good.
It is indeed a great effort by Dr. Hart, Jyotika!