Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

San Francisco  

Sundial: 418
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Stone Sculpture Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   37° 46.227' N Longitude: 122° 27.928' W
Location:
  • At the side of Academy of Sciences Building, Golden Gate Park
 
Description:
  • This is a 16 ton granite statue by Richard O'Hanlon entitled "Sunstone I" and was designed in collaboration with astronomer David Cudaback. A small wall of rock with a round inlay of dark stone is supported high upon two tall vertical slabs of granite. At the back is a "heel stone" with marks to show where the sunlight strikes at the Equinox and Solstice.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of San Francisco
  • Designer: Richard O'Hanlon and David Cudaback
  • Builder: Richard O'Hanlon
 

Last Revised: 2019-02-10 11:27