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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. Gnomon replaced, 1991. Dial sits atop a two-step octagonal base, ornate carved pillar.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mount Holyoke College
  • To larger sight/ the rim of shadow/ is the line of light
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
Last Revised: 2019-07-20 16:25
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