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Perryville  

Sundial: 916
State/Province:  Missouri Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   37° 43.633' N Longitude: 89° 53.400' W
Location:
  • A vertical sundial painted on a southward facing wall of St Mary's of the Barrens church.
    1811 W. St. Joseph St.
    Perryville, Missouri
 
Description:
  • The sundial is attributed to Vincentian Brother Angelo Oliva, being painted sometime in the 14 year period between 1823, when he arrived in Perryville to lead the reconstruction of the original, wooden church into the present one made of stone, and 1837 when he died. The dial has been recently repainted.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: St. Mary's of the Barrens church
  • Designer: Vincentian Brother Angelo Oliva
  • Builder: Vincentian Brother Angelo Oliva
  • Construction Date: 1823-1837; repainted circa 2017
 
References:
  • John E. Rybolt, “Notable Vincentians: Brother Angelo Oliva,” Vincentian Heritage Journal, Vol. 10: Iss. 1, Article 4, 1989. Available via the internet from DePaul University at http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol10/iss1/4.

    Trish Erzfeld, Dir. of Tourism for Perry County,photographer of 916_mo_perryville_StMarys_of_the_Barrens-1a.jpg

Last Revised: 2018-09-07 18:36