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North American Sundial Society

Indianapolis  

Sundial: 957
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 43.952' N  86° 13.678' W
Location:
  • Stout Field Park
    601 South Holt Road Indianapolis, IN 46241
 
Description:
  • This armillary is constructed adjacent to the original American Legion Wayne Post 64 building. It is made of iron with iron hour markers in Roman numerals on the equatorial band. It has arctic and antarctic circles and a longitude band from 6am to 6pm. The 45-inch diameter sphere sits atop a plain but elegant white square pedestal and octagonal dais. On the side of the pedestal are black marble plaques etched with the symbols of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. On the fourth side is the seal of the United States.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: American Legion Wayne Post 64
  • Around the top four sides of the pedestal:
    "We Forever Honor
    Those Who Gave
    Their Lives for
    God and Country"
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Wearly Monuments, Muncie IN
  • Construction Date: May 27, 1951
 
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Last Revised: 2019-07-22 19:20
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