Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 59
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
  Latitude:   Longitude:
  • Nassau County Courthouse, Time Park
  • ca 30' diameter circle Concrete, with metal hour lines and Roman numerals Very large horizontal dial at ground level. Donald E. Axinn (a builder) donated it to the county. He and Gencorelli designed it. The gnomon was originally positioned incorrectly but has since been moved to the proper position. However, it is wrongly oriented, with a bearing of 342 degrees rather that true North.
General Information:
  • Owner: Nassau County
  • Designer: Frank Gencorelli
  • Builder:
  • New York Times 2/11/90, section 13, p.1 & p.3