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Elburn  

Sundial: 547
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Unknown
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 52.566' N  88° 25.435' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • At the Mata Amritanandamayi Center Chicago, 41W501, Keslinger Rd, Elburn, IL 60119
 
Description:
  • A 30-inch diameter cast bronze dial with natural patina after more than 30 years exposure. Replaces a "garden" dial donated by Class of 1967 but destroyed by vandals. Dial is located on campus of private school but available for viewing during daylight hours.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Broad View Academy
  • TEMPUS FUGIT
    THE EDGE OF THE SHADOW INDICATES NOW, THE REST IS ETERNITY
    The south perimeter of the dial face is stamped, "HARPER 72."
  • Designer: Gilberto B. Harper
  • Builder: Gilberto Harper and Guy Engle
  • Construction Date: July, 1972
 
References:
  • The previous boarding school went out of business in 2012. In 2016-2018 there have been significant changes to the campus with several building demolished, and the dial cannot be located

Last Revised: 2019-07-21 19:21

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