Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Oakland  

Sundial: 236
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   37° 46.696' N Longitude: 122° 10.983' W
Location:
  • Mills College
    5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, California 94613
    In the courtyard of the Physical Sciences and Mathematics Bldg.
 
Description:
  • Large horizontal dial, with steel gnomon 22 ft. long, 14 ft. high. It looks like a sculpture of three interlocking triangles. The triangles of 2-inch thick Cor-Ten steel plates create the dial's gnomon and supporting structure. The dial sits in a courtyard where the only hour markers are placed on the lawn and brick patio around the dial. EOT values for every 5 days are shown on the north face of the support.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Mills College
  • Designer: Robert Dhaemers, sculptor
  • Builder: Robert Dhaemers, sculptor
  • Construction Date: 1970
 

Last Revised: 2019-02-09 14:35