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Sundial 220
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 50' N Longitude:   86° 10' W
Location:
  • Crown Hill Cemetery
    700 W. 38th St.
    Enter from Clarendon Road
    In front of Community Mausoleum
 
Description:
  • A five foot diameter donut-shaped full circle equatorial pierced by equally massive Indiana Limestone shaft as gnomon. Hour numerals are Arabic. Subdivided into 15 minute increments. Equation of Time is given in the plaque at base

    At the time, it was declared Indiana’s largest equatorial sundial. “We wanted to build something that would catch the interest of the public,” explained Stewart D. Tompkins, then executive vice president of Crown Hill Cemetery. “We also wanted the structure to be educational."
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Crown Hill Cemetery
  • Crown Hill Equatorial Sundial
    Trusts from these persons made this memorial possible:
    Sally E. Coleman, Margaret Hamilton Hatch, William R. Rhoades, Amy E. Collins, Ralph F. Moore, Lenorf & Leroy Sanders, Lydia M. Cravens, Fred G. Murphy, Laura M. Stark
  • Designer: David L. Rogers
  • Builder: Woolery Stone Company in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Construction Date: 1985-1987
 
References:
  • The Equatorial Sundial was commissioned by Crown Hill in 1985, fabricated at Woolery Stone Company in Bloomington, Indiana in 1986 and 1987, and completed on site in 1987 by designer and sculptor David L. Rodgers.

Last Revised: 2018-09-15 20:36