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South Hadley  

Sundial: 177
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 15.437' N  72° 34.380' W
Location:
  • Mount Holyoke College. The dial is in the Rose Garden in front of the Reese Psychology and Education Building at Gateway Road and Park Street.
 
Description:
  • ca 18 inch diameter horizontal dial. Roman numerals, 5 AM to 7 PM. Zodiac signs in circle within numerals. Capricorn and Sagittarius misplaced. The gnomon was replaced in 1991, but again has been vandalized. Dial sits atop a granite 4-finned pillar with circular granite capital.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mount Holyoke College
  • "To Larger Sight/The Rim of Shadow/Is the Line of Light"
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: unknown
 

Last Revised: 2019-11-20 16:25

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