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Sundial: 331
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 56.183' N  74° 4.944' W
Location:
  • George Washington Memorial Park
 
Description:
  • A ground level horizontal dial constructed from a rim of ten interlocking concrete pieces each 33 inches long. The interior is filled with an irregular concrete pieces whose edges form the hour and half-hour lines. The gnomon is iron, 51 inches from base to tip of style. The gnomon interior has a bronze statuette in the shape of a griffin taken from George Washington's coat of arms. The dial was stolen and replaced in early 1980's.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery Assoc.
  • Designer: Raymond R. Wells (Bergen County Architect)
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1949
 
References:
  • 54th Annual Report and Guide to G.W. Memorial Park

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