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North American Sundial Society

St. Louis  

Sundial: 54
State/Province:  Missouri Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 38.097' N  90° 16.816' W
Location:
  • The Korean War Memorial, north east corner of the intersection of Wells Dr and McKinley Dr, near Union Dr. at Jewel Box, Forest Park
 
Description:
  • This modernistic vertical south declining dial was designed by Mel Meyer and installed in 1989. The dial is an 8 by 10 foot stainless steel sundial with ribbed hour lines. No numerals are used. The gnomon is a solid triangle 3.5 inches wide by 85 inches high.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of St. Louis
  • Plaque: "IT'S ABOUT TIME" "This unique sculpture is a precise sundial. Unique as an upright sundial is, it symbolizes this community's response to the need to remember forever our veterans of the Korean War. We genuinely remember and respect these veterans, living and dead."
  • Designer: Mel Meyer
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1989
 
References:
  • St. Louis Sundial Trail
    http://dls-website.com/hobbies/Sundials/StLouisSundialTrail_Site7.htm

Last Revised: 2018-01-27 12:27

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