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Denver  

Sundial: 286
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 44.769' N  104° 57.171' W
Location:
  • City Park, west of pavilion
 
Description:
  • A large horizontal 6 1/2 ft. x 4 ft. dial in bronze A child figure stands, casting a shadow on the sundial. Child's hands may have held a gnomon rod, now missing. There is a traditional gnomon fixed to the dial plate. Dial and figure are placed atop a granite pedestal.

    Figure and sundial: approx. 36 x 20 x 20 in. Both the figure and the sundial are set on a bronze plinth, which in turn rests on a granite pedestal. The granite pedestal is at the center of a long granite bench.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Denver Dept of Parks and Recreation
  • A gift to Denver/ by S. T Sopris/ in memory of/ Elizabeth Allen Sopris/ A pioneer of 1860/ Erected A.D. 1925
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Donated by Simpson T. Sopris, son of Elizabeth Allen Sopris
  • Construction Date: 1925
 
References: Web Links:
  • This is the Elizabeth Allen Sopris Memorial. Rocky Mountain News, April 23, 1965, pg. 28

Last Revised: 2019-07-19 19:22
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