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Sundial: 326
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 19.795' N  76° 37.315' W
Location:
  • Johns Hopkins University, southeast corner of the John Hopkins Club (on Bowman Drive), by the sidewalk.
 
Description:
  • Very bad small dial on a beautiful stone pedestal. The engraving on the base states that it was erected in 1908. At some point the dial face went missing. A new dial was installed sometime before 1966. It is doubtful that the existing dial is a replica of the original. The stylistic differences between the design of the pedestal and the design of the new dial which sits atop it are apparent. The gnomon is now missing from the dial.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Johns Hopkins University
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: Original 1908, Restored 1965?
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Ten Sundials in Maryland, #5
Last Revised: 2020-02-05 12:03

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