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North American Sundial Society

Washington  

Sundial: 210
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 54.000' N  77° 3.000' W
Location:
  • National Academy of Sciences 22nd & C Streets
 
Description:
  • Circular horizontal dial 20 in. diameter cast in bronze. Has Roman numerals at hours and 15 minute marks. Gnomon missing from dial, but kept by groundskeeper, as it will not stay in place. Was temporarily re-installed for the NASS tour in 1995. The dial is modern, honoring George Donald Meid for service to the National Academy. Dial is mounted atop a concrerte cylindrical post.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: NAS
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Twelve Sundials of Washington, nr. 12

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