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Sundial: 87
State/Province:  Quebec Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 46° 48.870' N  71° 12.342' W
  • Laval University on interior courtyard of the old Seminary of Quebec
  • Vertical dial on a board, about 1.5m high by 1 m wide. White with red lettering. It is placed above a doorway on an interior courtyard of the old Seminary, founded in 1663 by Mgr de Laval. The building now houses the architecture school of the Laval University. Although the school and Seminary buildings are private, access is available to the courtyard.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Laval University
  • Dies Nostri Quasi Umbra (Our days on earth are as a shadow). This inscription is from First Chronicles 29:15
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1773
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  • For a view of the seminary courtyard, see

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