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North American Sundial Society

Washington  

Sundial: 257
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 53.000' N  77° 0.000' W
Location:
  • Garden of Folger Shakespeare Library, SW corner of E. Capitol St. & 3rd St. Can be seen from 3rd street.
 
Description:
  • The bronze armillary sphere dial is unremarkable yet is oriented accurately and is complete. About 2 feet in diameter. Hour numerals are Roman and show 5 AM to 7PM. It commemorates a longtime gallery official.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Folger Gallery
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • NASS Other Sundials of the Greater Washington Area

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