Daisy Hinkle Garton loved her home so much that she was determined to ensure its preservation as a house museum after her death. Once in the countryside, Daisy’s farmstead–a Queen Anne house, neighbored by a second house and outbuildings on several acres–is uniquely visible and easy to visit, since Bloomington has expanded around it in every direction.
Daisy left her home to Bloomington Restorations, Inc., a nonprofit foundation for historic preservation in Monroe County that now calls the farmstead home.
A lovely, short film about the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead has recently been produced by Michael Johnson.
Photographs of the farmstead also appear in a forthcoming volume of essays on historic preservation that includes a piece co-authored by longtime Bloomington Restorations board member Donald Granbois and Executive Director Steve Wyatt.