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Portland  

Sundial: 662
State/Province:  Oregon Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 45° 28.841' N  122° 37.924' W
Location:
  • Reed College
    3202 SE Woodstock Blvd.
    Portland
    Above the sally port of "Old Dorm Block"
 
Description:
  • A classic stone 20 x30 inch south facing vertical dial with bronze gnomon on brick building above sally port about 30 feet above grade. Hour lines with Roman numerals are corrected for longitude. Flanking the sally port are carved figures of Lux, or light, with open eyes on the east and Nox, or night, closing its eyes for sleep on the west. Reed College is a west coast "Ivy League" college following the Collegiate Gothic traditions of Oxford, Cambridge and the eastern US colleges.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Reed College
  • Designer: Dr. F. L. Griffin
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1912
 

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