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Tucson  

Sundial: 12
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 32° 30.000' N  111° 0.000' W
Location:
  • Just south of the Tucson Convention Center and north of Carillo Elementary School at 440 S. Main St.
 
Description:
  • This concrete and adobe brick horizontal dial is approximately 8 1/2 feet in diameter with a triangular gnomon 25 x 32 inches. This is a large, but very plain sundial except for the shiny chrome plated gnomon. It lacks numerals, but has hour points and shows the cardinal points. The dial is corrected for longitude. The pedestal is missing some bricks and is adorned with graffiti.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Carillo Elementary School, Tucson Unified School District
  • A plaque calls this the "La Pilita Sundial'
  • Designer: Gerald Lugenbeel Jr, Jose M. Lomeli
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1987
 

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