Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 644
State/Province:  DC Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   38° 53.35' N Longitude: 77° 00.67' W
  • Between Maryland Ave. SW and Independence Ave. SW
    West of National Botanical Garden
    About 2 blocks from US Capitol
  • A bronze horizontal dial about 18 inches diameter on a cast concrete pedestal. Perimeter of dial includes three-dimensional cast replicas of roses and butterflies. Bronze gnomon includes replicas of butterfly, tightly-furled rose and leaf. Dial face has hour lines with Roman numerals and 15-minute marks and a sunburst at dial center. The dial rests on a cast concrete pedestal.
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  • Construction Date: 2006