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Des Moines  

Sundial: 976
State/Province:  Iowa Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 34.826' N  93° 43.849' W
Location:
  • McLearnes Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, 801 19th St. West Des Moines. Dial located on south side of cemetery office in heavy shade.
 
Description:
  • This is an ornate 12-inch diameter bronze horizontal dial with a central sun underneath the gnomon. Surrounding the the sun is an 8-point compass rose. On the chapter ring the hours are embossed from 5am to 7pm in Roman numerals that face outward. Time is delineated every 10 minutes. The gnomon is simple but too long for the dial, extending 2 inches past the dial edge. The place where a motto might be placed is empty, awaiting a bronze insert.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Resthaven Cemetery
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 15:34
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