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A photograph of the enterance to the Italian garden.


"After the war two bronze tablets, the gift of J. Phillip Garbo, active in civic affairs, will be mounted on the columns. On one tablet are the names of 100 famous Italians, the Italian coat of arms and a map of the country. On the other is the symbolic figure of Italy presenting America with the fruits of her cultural achievements."

The two bronze tablets mentioned in the above quote from Mary Hirschfeld's October 25, 1942 Plain Dealer article, were affixed to the pillars on either side of the entrance to the Italian Cultural Garden.