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Detroit  

Sundial: 88
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Poor
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 17.350' N  82° 59.300' W
Location:
  • Erma Henderson Park
    8800 E. Jefferson
    Detroit, MI
 
Description:
  • A 6 foot diameter wrought iron armillary with equatorial and polar rings. Hour numerals are missing. Cast zodiacal signs are present in fair condition on exterior of equatorial ring. Dial is on a decaying brick circular pedestal at the center of a concrete and brick base. Rings are heavily marked with graffiti. The dial sits atop a brick and mortar pedestal in poor condition.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Detroit
  • Designer: Kenneth Lynch & Sons
  • Builder: Kenneth Lynch & Sons
  • Construction Date: Jan-70
 

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