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Sundial 218
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   38° 53' N Longitude:   77° 02' W
  • Smithsonian Institution, Enid A. Haupt Garden
    Jefferson Dr. SW at 10th St SW.
  • Horizontal dial 12 in. square designed and built by David Shayt and David Todd of the Smithsonian Institution. Roman numerals, 5AM-7PM. Subdivided into 15 minute increments. Also has compass rose. Dial sits atop a rectangular granite pedestal.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Aspice, Respice, Prospice / Lat 30:55 N Long 77:1 W
  • Designer: David Shayt
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1994
  • Smithsonian Magazine, Aug. 1994, p.10-13