Sundials of North America

This is a complete listing of sundials in the North American Sundial Society Registry. Click on any dial thumbnail picture or city name to display the full dial listing and images. To see sundials from a particular state or province, you may click on the list at right to see all registered sundials in that state, province or country (at bottom) displayed in city order.

You may also type into the NASS search field at upper right any search word such as "equatorial" to get a list of all articles mentioning equatorial dials and a list of all equatorial sundials in the registry. (Try other dial types: "vertical", "horizontal", etc).

Mare Island California USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1076
Cast bronze, 18 inch (46 cm) diameter circular face, mounted on a cement pedestal 40 inches tall. Only three Farenholt sundials are known to have Spanish mottos: Mare Island is one of them. (Sunnyvale, CA and Hawthorne, NV are the others). We notice other difference: There is no true chapter ring for the hour marks. They are at the end of long hour lines that extend from 4am to 5pm. The gnomon foot is slightly below center (and appears restored) with a simple triangular cut out to emphasize the raised style and compound curve of the north end. The naval command is not spelled out, and only abbreviated U.S.N.H.M.I. And there is no Farenholt initials on the dial. All of this may indicate the haste with which it was made, perhaps to memorialize those that died in Vallejo due to the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic.
Lombard Illinois USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1075
Classic black cast iron sundial 9.5 inches (24 cm) in diameter. Chapter ring with Roman numerals 5am - 7pm. Delineated with notches every fifteen minutes. Cast iron gnomon with bird interior, painted as brass. No noon gap for the half-inch (1.25 cm) thick gnomon. The original red oak wood pedestal was rebuilt in the summer of 2022. For added durability the pedestal was finished with several coats of Epifanes Yacht Enamel
Spokane Washington USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1074
The stone dial is approximately 24 inches (61 cm) in diameter with a large brass gnomon whose foot is considerably offset to the south. Simple hour lines with Arabic numbers from 7am to 5pm facing outward. The dial is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) thick with a band for inscription directly below. All this sits on a 12-sided pedestal of slightly larger diameter. On each slender side of the pedestal is an embossed sign of the zodiac. Lichens have taken hold on parts of the dial and pedestal. The sundial is a memorial to the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. Jackson Wortman. Jacob J. Wortman died at age 15 after a lingering illness. Ward K. Wortman, a fighter pilot in the Air Corps, was killed in action.
Boston Massachusetts USA Sculpture/Artwork Dial 1073
The sundial is at the base of a larger sculpture, "Fantastical Historical Nautical Instrument" which includes many references to maritime history, navigation, and time keeping. The cast bronze dial plate is 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter, given a dark patina. The dial has what appears to be correctly delineated to tell local solar time. Roman numerals show between the hour marks and time is marked at 5-minute intervals. At center is a compass rose with 16 points of labelled directions. At the south end of the dial is a graphical equation of time. The gnomon is only partially correct with the majority distorted into an upright support for the fantastical nautical instruments and telescope representations above it. A portion of the gnomon may tell time during the hours around noon, but then the dial is overwhelmed by shadows not of its own. Treat this as part of a sculpture and enjoy the art.
Brooklyn New York USA Armillary Sphere Dial 1072
This is a bronze armillary sphere approximate 3 feet (1 m) in diameter with a wide equatorial band decorated on the outside with animals of the zodiac. On the inside are large Roman numerals with marks on the quarter hour. The dial is adjusted for longitude and beneath is a graph of the Equation of Time. The sphere is has the tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn circles for the limits of solar declination and arctic/antarctic circles for 24-hour sunlight. The meridian circle is decorated with arrow spikes. An inscription band circles the stone plinth. The whole dial sets in a plaza designed with a large compass rose.
Hilton Head South Carolina USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1071
A self-proclaimed "World's Largest Figurative Sundial" centers on a 12 foot (3.6m), 3000 pound (1360 kg) statue of Neptune. His trident, set at an angle of 32 degrees, serves as the gnomon. This massive structure sits on a low dais 26 feet (8m) in diameter, surrounded by low octagonal steps. Neptune is an impressive sculpture by Wayne Edwards. But the hour lines are a disaster. "Edwards enlisted the help of experts Frank Yerkes and Richard Hamilton of the engineering firm Sea Island Engineering, now known as Sea Island Land Survey, LLC" They could find north (and there is an "N" in the chapter ring indicating true north, but regardless of the story about sighting Polaris, the noon mark is aligned -8 degrees to the west, pointing to magnetic north). More serious is the marking of hour lines from IV (am) to VIII (pm). The VI hour lines are opposite, but drawn to the center of the dais that is easily 9 feet (3m) from the base of the trident gnomon where they belong. This great structure will never tell solar time.
Mendota Heights Minnesota USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1070
This brass horizontal sundial was donated to the school in or around 1908 by the Visitation School class of 1908. It was moved from St. Paul MN to Mendota Heights, MN in 1966 when the school was relocated. In the spring of 2018 it was moved to a protected garden, but sits on the original 1908 pedestal 3 foot (1m) tall and 18 inches (46cm) square. The original dedication engraved into the pedestal is still plainly visible. The dial itself is approximately 12 inches ( 30 cm) in diameter with raised hour lines on the circumference and raised Roman numeral hour marks on the interior from 6am to 6pm. The dial is in excellent condition, but in 2017 a new brass gnomon was cast as a replacement for the missing simple triangular gnomon. The new 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide gnomon is in the shape of a crescent moon. Although aligned with the noon line, this gnomon will never cast a shadow. telling correct time. It is sad that this 114 year old sundial has been reduced to nothing more than an artistic sculpture.
Nashville Tennessee USA Armillary Sphere Dial 1069
This armillary sphere is based on a Chinese design with an equatorial ring containing Arabic hour marks but the meridian ring exists only below a longitudinal ring set to the dial's latitude. The dial presents Tennessee's identity and is dedicated to the school children of Tennessee. 4 copper columns support the dial, honoring the Greek and Roman tradition of placing a sundial in the center of a garden. The capital and base are cast bronze and the foundation is Tennessee crab orchard limestone. Surrounding the base are 5 tomato plants, the State fruit. 3 are enameled red to represent the three stars in the State flag. Sitting on the base is the eastern box turtle, State reptile. Branches from a tulip poplar, the State tree, extend from the north end of the gnomon and a mockingbird, the State bird, sits in the branches. The branches are made of forged bronze and the leaves are copper, cut by hand, then repousséd or shaped by hammering on the reverse side, then enameled. The mockingbird is made of raised and repousséd copper with enamel for color. The legs are bronze for strength.
White Plains New York USA Vertical Dial Dial 1068
This vertical dial is a "super ellipse" 36 x 12 inches (92 x61 cm). It is made of dark slate 1.2 inches (3 cm) thick with a stainless steel backing. Hour lines are in grey, radiating from a gilt flaming sunburst. With the dial declining 7 deg to east, Roman hour marks in gilt range 6AM to 5PM (noon is absent for a crest), with dots for half hours. The gnomon is 3mm brass with a nodus disk parallel to the plane of the dial. No solstice nor equinox lines, but a dateline of 5 August, 1978 (wedding anniversary).
Edmonton Alberta Canada Horizontal Dial Dial 1067
This horizontal sundial has a steel gnomon and extended rod to cast shadows onto a large, circular dial plaza 18m in diameter. The plaza has inlaid bronze cardinal markers, hour line separations in the concrete, and bronze inlaid Roman numerals from 5AM to 10PM. Wild roses, the official flower of Alberta, are planted in the center of the plaza surrounding the gnomon. The gnomon itself is 5.85m long
Milwaukee Wisconsin USA Analemmatic Dial Dial 1066
A large analemmatic ("human") sundial with bronze zodiac walkway and Arabic hour numbers. The dial also has a simple 4-point compass rose. The Horticulturalists had asked that an area of interest be created in the paved area in front of the school bus load zone. A durable and permanent solution was requested which resulted in the analemmatic dial with cast bronze numerals and a zodiac walkway cast in two pieces. Douglas Hunt, a scientist in Scotland determined the layout of the numeral locations and dates of the zodiac walkway. The site work was designed by County staff engineer Julie Bastin and Ruvin Bros construction completed the installation.
Janesville Wisconsin USA Analemmatic Dial Dial 1065
This 21 ft x 16 ft (7m x 5m) analemmatic sundial has a landscaped area with seating and a stone pier that holds a bronze dedication plaque and a bronze information plaque with a QR code for additional online information. The central zodiac walkway is a 2,500 pound pre-cast concrete slab that includes images of regional plants and animals next to their corresponding months to represent seasonal cycles as a reminder that nearly all life on earth is connected to the relative motions and positions of the sun and earth. The bronze hour numerals and bronze cardinal point letters are anchored into poured concrete rings that surround the walkway. The analemmatic sundial is modeled after the one at the Milwaukee County Botanical Domes.
Berkeley California USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1064
A 10 3/4 inch (27.3 cm) octagonal bronze horizontal dial is fixed to a marble tablet and rests on a thin pedestal for a total height of 32 inches (81.3 cm). Gnomon is badly bent. Has a round chapter ring with large hour marks in Arabic numerals.
Richmond Hill Ontario Canada Horizontal Dial Dial 1063
Weathered Bronze/Copper horizontal dial approx. 18 inches (47cm) square. Hour lines in a square chapter ring extends from 4:30am to 7:30pm in 10 minute intervals, including a noon-gap for the width of the gnomon. Hour marks are in Arabic numerals. At the center is a simple compass rose pointing to the four cardinal points. On the southern portion of the dial beneath the gnomon's foot is a table for Equation of Time correction including longitude correction to provide Civil Time.
Woodland Hills California USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1062
This is a simple, but elegant horizontal dial. A large gnomon pointer sits on a trapezoidal pedestal, creating a large horizontal dial. Surrounding it on a concrete plaza are circular hour marks with standard and daylight saving time.
Jackson Mississippi USA Armillary Sphere Dial 1061
This is a copper armillary sphere about 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. It has a traditional gnomon rod and arrow motif. The equatorial ring has both standard (6AM to 6PM) and daylight saving time hour marks in Arabic numerals. Noon is centered, showing local mean solar time. On the base is a graphic Equation of Time curve to correct to civil time. The dial sits on a square pedestal of cast concrete.
Hawthorne Nevada USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1060
This is a typical US Navy sundial designed by RADM Farenholt. Brass, 18 inch inches (46cm) in diameter. It was installed at the Nevada site when it was a US Navy Ammunition Depot. The motto is in Spanish (a characteristic only found on the Naval Hospital Mare Island (1919), Naval Hospital San Diego (1924), Naval Ammunition Depot Hawthorne (1930), and Naval Air Station Sunnyvale (1933) dials. Note that the Spanish motto was used in the West, identical to Naval Air Station, Sunnyvale and nearly that of Naval Hospital Mare Island ("Hoye" on the Hathorne and Sunnyvale dials and "Hoyen" on the Mare Island dial). All other Farenholt sundials have unique mottos.
Nashville Tennessee USA Equatorial Dial Dial 1059
30 inch (76cm) black iron armillary sphere. Roman numerals mark the hours. Gnomon is a classic rod and arrow motif. Sits on a brick pedestal.
Nashville Tennessee USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1058
Bronze horizontal dial, 14" (36 cm) diameter. Plain gnomon with hole in it, set to 37 deg. Hour lines with half and quarter hour marks. Arabic numbers mark the hours from 5Am to 7PM. Dial was originally erected in Centennial Park to commemorate one of Nashville's founders. Later moved to his grave site.
Nashville Tennessee USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1057
Bronze 14 inch (36cm) horizontal dial. Arabic numerals mark hours with half and quarter hour marks. A simple solid triangular gnomon, set to 35 deg. On the pedestal there is a hand with a pointing finger, showing the way to the grave site of James Robertson and Dr. Felix Robertson, his son.
Yucaipa California USA Polar Dial Dial 1056
This polar dial on a plate 24 inches wide by 14.5 inches tall (61 x 37 cm) and is on a stand about 50 inches (127cm) high. Shows both Pacific Standard (7AM - 5PM) and Daylight Saving Time with hour marks only. Sun motif in the center below a long gnomon.
Hermitage Tennessee USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1055
The gnomon consists of two complete horizontal stabilizer wings from a Boeing 727 jet, arranged in a sculpture called "Clear for Landing". The dial is 72 feet (22m) in diameter. The hour markers are Roman numerals in granite stone blocks. The hour lines were laid out using a scale model mounted on a heliodon and set for the summer solstice. The leading shadow of the vertical sculture marks the time. The planes landing at Nashville airport serve as the backdrop to the dial. When the sun is due East-West, the wings form a diamond, allowing shadows to fall through the markers onto the inlaid concrete disk.
Newark New Jersey USA Analemmatic Dial Dial 1054
An elliptical analemmatic sundial done in a circular motif representing the sun. Dial is in colored concrete and the Zodiac walkway is a series of circles with the month's number. The time is properly marked on the ellipse with a circular marker, but the hour number is at the end of the sun's "flames" on the circumference of a large circle containing the rest of the dial
Nashville Tennessee USA Armillary Dial Dial 1053
A brass armillary sphere 3.5 feet (1.1m) in diameter with plates holding Roman numerals for each hour from 6am to 6pm. The outside of the equatorial band contains frieze symbols of the zodiac. The dial rests on a globe of stars. Limestone and cement plinth.
Nashville Tennessee USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1052
A hexagonal shaped brass dial 9.5 inches (24cm) . Gnomon appears set for 34 deg and is bent to one side. The dial plate is marked in 15 minute intervals with Roman numeral hour marks. The dial is heavily corroded. Dial sets on cylindrical limestone pedestal with a hexagonal cornice top.
Nashville Tennessee USA Polyhedral Dial Dial 1051
The dial is overgrown with lichen and stained with dirt. Underneath this rather shabby exterior is a fine polyhedral sundial with ten hemispherical dials arranged in a dodecahedron. Each dial is 8 inches in diameter fitted with a quarter-inch thick bronze gnomon. The gnomons are set in a common direction for the North Celestial Pole of approximately 51 deg latitude. The design and latitude leading to the the conclusion it is a copy of an 18th century English sundial. The dial is similar to NASS #27 in Hartford, CT. which was originally located at The Abbey, Storrington, Sussex south of London. The Nashville dial sits on an ornate flower-motif pillar approximately 8 feet high. Sitting on top of the dial is a shield and rampart lion, similar to the Hartford-Storrington Abbey sundial.
Sunset Point Rest Area Arizona USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1050
Sitting on a low dais is a beautiful red granite sundial. The gnomon is about 1.5m high and 20cm wide sitting in the center of a dial about 2.5m in diameter. Hour lines radiate from the gnomon foot to the edge of the dais, marking the hours from VI (AM) to VI (PM) local solar time. Inscriptions are on both the east and west side of the gnomon, a plaque and names of those who died serving the citizens of the State of Arizona.
Terrel Texas USA Armillary Sphere Dial 1049
When is a sundial not a sundial? At first glance it appears to be an armillary sphere, but upon closer inspection, it is missing both a gnomon rod and an equatorial ring to mark the hours. Then, in another view of the dial we see that the angled ring with spokes actually contains hour numbers and could be the missing equatorial ring. Further, it a rod had been attached perpendicular to the ring, and the ring were tilted to the co-latitude, we'd have a working armillary sundial. The missing gnomon rod may have fastened to the meridian ring. Bottom line: with some care, this sundial can be saved and become a working sundial again.
Hannibal Missouri USA Equatorial Dial Dial 1048
A modernistic steel equatorial on a rectangular steel pillar. The gnomon rod shadow falls on an equatorial ring about 4-inches wide, showing time from V to VII, marked in hours and half hours. According to the Hannibal Courier-Post, "The sundial Scott Haycraft built 14 years ago is now back in its location at Glascock's Landing on the Hannibal riverfront...Haycraft built the 200-pound sundial with stainless steel. 'I wanted to make something that was functional art...' "
Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1047
In the middle of the Girard green in a large central plaza is an impressive stone dais with a square pillar rising several feet. On top is a 12-inch square dial with a smooth green patina. The dial has a wide gnomon offset to point to true north. The most striking thing is the Roman numerals that seem "upside down" from most horizontal dials. The reason is that most observers approach the dial from the north, making the dial easier to read.
Victoria British Columbia Canada Horizontal Dial Dial 1046
An ordinary mass-produced horizontal dial mounted on a simply decorated cast concrete pedestal. 11.5" diameter, cast iron with verdigris finish. The dial face is inclined but in the wrong direction, opposite to what is needed to properly align the style to the polar axis (cannot be corrected because fixture is damaged). Appears to be a Model #2550 'Father Time' dial from Rome Industries.
Murdock Nebraska USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1045
This is a standard, but lovely, brass sundial 8 inches in diameter. Chapter ring has hour marks from VI to VI, with short hour lines extending inward from the ring. The gnomon has the traditional silhouette of a bird beneath the gnomon style. An hour glass centered in wings is below the foot of the gnomon. The Headstones of August and Mary Ruge have a marble pillar (12 x 12 x 24 inches) between them, and the dial is on the top of that pillar.
Santa Cruz California USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1044
This is a colorful dial raised on a dais so that traffic doesn't hit it. Called "Light Time", the center of the dial has an artful yellow-orange impression of a sun surrounded by planets, moons and even a comet. Hours are marked in two colors for standard and savings time. The gnomon is 3/8 inch steel in the silhouette of a light house beneath the style line acting as a beam of light.
Louisville Kentucky USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1043
This elegant brass horizontal dial was custom made for this site, as evidenced by the word GARDENCOURT and the site’s latitude 38° 15’ cast into the plate at the bottom. The dial is 13.75 inches in diameter, with a design of a series of concentric rings. The innermost ring has 17 lines radiating out from the foot of the gnomon toward the Roman numerals in the third circle. Each of these lines is connected by a graceful curve at its end to the adjacent line, creating a chestnut leaf motif in the inner circle. The next circle is a chapter ring of Roman hours marked from IV to VIII, embellished at the bottom with a stylized oak-leaf. A thin decorative band surrounds that ring. The outermost band contains the inscription and the name of the estate. The gnomon is a simple wedge, cut at the correct angle for the site. Unfortunately it is bent slight off true north.
Saint Louis Missouri USA Sun Alignment Dial 1042
The sundial, or more properly an alignment gap in the shape of a cross, is cut into the south wall of the new mausoleum in Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum The cross shaped gap was cut into a 32,000-pound block of granite located at the top of the second flight of stairs, carefully angled at 27.9 degrees through this two-foot-thick block. Every year, on December 20th at 11:58 am, the sun shines through the cut and projects a cross 4x 8 feet in size on the granite floor located at the bottom of the stairs. The cross illuminates the floor for about 4 minutes, only aligning on December 20th at solar noon.
San Bernardino California USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1041
This is a monumental horizontal sundial that from the ground simply looks like a giant pole with a slanting beam. High above the ground that beam is actually a segment of a gnomon, casting its shadow on the concrete plaza below. Then, if the eye is discerning, the concrete alternates in light gray and darker gray motif for the hour sections. From space (or Google Earth) the layout of the hour angles is clearly visible, radiating from a point considerably south of the gnomon pole, showing the hours from 9AM to 3PM local solar time. Hour line plaques extend from 10AM to 7PM.
Louisville Kentucky USA Armillary Sphere Dial 1040
This bronze armillary’s equatorial ring is 1.25 inches wide and 16.25 inches in diameter. The inside of the ring has Roman numerals denoting the hours from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The outside of the ring is decorated with dogwood blossoms, a traditional Christian symbol of resurrection. The serrated meridian band is 1.25 inches wide and it has an outside diameter of 18 inches. The small horizontal band is 0.5 inches wide. The arrow is 29.5 inches long. It points in a westerly direction, meaning the dial is decorative but not useful for telling time.
Tucson Arizona USA Sun Alignment Dial 1039
The Vista Sun Wheel is 63 feet [19.2 m] outside diameter and 197 feet [60 m] in circumference. The Wheel is composed of 28 tons of broken limestone. The central cairn is 11 feet [3.4 m] in diameter and 3 feet [1 m] high. In the center is a post marked by a sandstone block about 30 inches [76 cm] tall. The floor of the Sun Wheel called for another 28 ton of crushed decomposed red granite about 3/4 inch [2 cm] thick. Stone spokes indicate the solstices and equinox. Other stones 30-40 inches [75-100 cm] are set to various alignments outside the ring. A post indicates the setting sun on Groundhog Day, indicating one of the cross quarter days. The layout was made by direct observation, watching the progress of the sun along the horizon to solar standstill then return. 18 months were required to observe, mark and verify positions then setting stone and making the ring. The layout is similar to the Bighorn Wheel in Wyoming.
Louisville Kentucky USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1038
This 11-inch (28cm) octagonal bronze horizontal dial uses arrowheads as a subtle design element. The 14 hour lines are represented as long arrows aimed at the base of the gnomon and are delineated to quarter hours. . The hours are marked in Roman numerals, but only from 6AM to 6PM. There are three curved lines of unequal length that partially encircle the dial indicating the amount of daylight in the and each one ends with a pointed tip. The marker for Noon resembles the Roman symbol for Mars, with its arrowhead pointing straight up. A winged hourglass graces the southern portion of the dial face.
Mountain View California USA Analemmatic Dial Dial 1037
Analemmatic sundial 16' x 10' (4.8m x 3m) painted as a full ellipse on the driveway to a house. Shows local solar time. Time corrections to obtain civil time (Equation of Time and longitude offset) are given for the first of each month on the Zodiac Walkway. Sunrise and Sunset sighting points (seasonal or "Bailey" points) are provided for a theoretical horizon, but are not useful as the dial site is within a valley. The perimeter of the ellipse is marked with great circle navigation directions for a selection of historical solar and celestial observatories, especially for North America, but all historically inhabited continents are represented. A QR code is provided for a link to a website with instructions for the dial, reference links on sundials (including NASS), and links for the selected observatories on the perimeter. The 2 degree slope of the driveway was not compensated for in the sundial layout, but the dial is unshaded from roughly 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the summer.
Annapolis Maryland USA Noon Mark or Meridian Dial Dial 1036
This brass mariner's compass about 12 inches in diameter is mounted on the east side of a concrete pillar. It is known on campus as "The Ptolemy Stone". It functions as a meridian transit with altitude marks every half degree engraved on the upper south quadrant. The alidade has a notch on the upper end and a plate at the lower end, designed for measuring the altitude of the sun using the notch shadow (preventing eye damage of sighting the sun directly). The pillar is just over 3 feet tall with a sloped top. The main slope is that of the site latitude. A steeper "north face" is cut plane to the celestial equator. To make the equator "visible", a ring is mounted to the face. The ring casts no shadow on the equinox and from September to March is in shadow. A similar Ptolemy Stone is at St. John's campus in Santa Fe, NM.
Montville Ohio USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1035
The sundial gnomon is a metal pole about 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and 15 feet (4.5 m) long. Arabic numerals are engrave into stone paving blocks set on the perimeter of a 30 foot (9 m) circular brick plaza. The hour numbers are offset for both site longitude and daylight saving time. The gnomon is held metal work with a large sunburst in the center.
Montville Ohio USA Analemmatic Dial Dial 1034
The zodiac walkway is made from 12 granite paving blocks engraved with abbreviated names of the months of the year. A nearby plaque instructs the observer to stand on the appropriate block to tell the time with one's own shadow. Time is indicated on inconspicuous bricks with black Arabic numerals. The hours are adjusted for longitude and set for Daylight Saving Times
Youngstown Ohio USA Vertical Dial Dial 1033
Since the wall of the house/museum does not face true south, this vertical dial is set atop a plinth mounted midway up the south-west wall. The 2 x 4 foot (61 x 122 cm) dial face appears to be painted white wood ornamented with a gold face of the sun held by two black heraldic lions. The gnomon is a simple rod and the dial is delineated for due south with "Lat 40°" painted on the dial face. However, the building is at 41° latitude. Along the periphery of the dial face painted in black are hours are marked in Roman numerals from VI to VI with lines showing hour lines and shorter lines for the half-hours. Quarter hours are marked with black dots. The sundial was restored within the past ten years.
Louisville Kentucky USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1032
The Griswold-style bronze dial is 11 inches (28 cm)in diameter and closely aligned to true North. The gnomon is set at a generic angle of 40°, while the site latitude is 38°. The dial sits atop a fluted stone column 38 inches (96.5 cm) tall that has a round cap of 16.5 inches (42 cm) diameter and 4 inches (10 cm) thick. The column sits on a two-part square base with an upper tier that is 17.75 inches (44.5 cm) on each side and 3 inches (7.6 cm) high and a bottom tier that is 22 inches (56 cm) on each side and 7.5 inches (19 cm) high and engraved with the family name “STEIN.”
Boardman Ohio USA Vertical Dial Dial 1031
This vertical dial fits well with the gothic style of the memorial chapel. The sundial gnomon and its fittings appear to be cast bronze, appropriately ornate and quite beautiful. Arabic numerals are chiseled into the stone wall, marking the hours of 6, 9, 11, 12, 1, 3 and 6. Other hour lines are unlabeled.
St. Catherines Ontario Canada Horizontal Dial Dial 1030
This horizontal dial is engraved into a square block of pink granite with Roman hour numbers around the periphery and in Arabic numbers in an interior chapter ring. The gnomon was vandalized years ago and is totally missing. At the base of where the gnomon would sit is a compass rose. Southward on the dial face is the Centennial Maple Leaf and latitude/longitude and altitude. As of 2021 the dial face is rotated with noon facing due south. The square concrete pedestal has settled after 50 years and is to longer vertical.
Louisville Kentucky USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1029
The classic brass horizontal sundial is 11 inches in diameter with a large chapter ring of Roman hours marked from VI to VI. Noon is marked by "O". However, the hour and minute lines that extend inward and run in quarter hours from 4am to 8pm. At the south end of the dial is the traditional hour glass with wings. The gnomon is also classic with a bird supporting the style. Unfortunately the dial is aligned to magnetic north. The dial sits on a thick square cap 12 x 12 x 5 inches. Beneath is a graceful round pedestal 24 inches tall that rests on a square plinth 12 x 12 x 5 inches.
Cañon City Colorado USA Horizontal Dial Dial 1028
This sundial was constructed on the top of a 10-foot round, 75-ton column of reinforced concrete used to anchor aerial tram cables spanning 2200 feet across the Royal Gorge. Construction started in January 1969. The column is tilted away from the cables, so the dial face is inclined about 5 degrees toward the south. Hour lines are labeled with Roman numerals from V to VIII, with 15-minute marks between. The original gnomon -- two steel angles welded together -- was melted and twisted and the painted face of the dial severely damaged by a large wildfire in 2013, which destroyed most of the park. The tram has now been replaced with a gondola ride which doesn't use this anchor. The sundial was restore in 2015 but since has deteriorated.
Louisville Kentucky USA Armillary Sphere Dial 1027
This bronze armillary has equatorial and meridian bands 18 inches in diameter. The equatorial band is 2 inches wide with Arabic Hour marks on the inside of the band and zodiac symbols on the outside. The gnomon rod is a traditional arrow 31 inches long. The sphere’s metal base is 7.5 inches in diameter and is decorated with the signs of the zodiac. The armillary sits atop a graceful round column 37.5 inches tall, including the 14x14x2 inch cap. The base is 16x16x2.5 inches. This in turn sits on a two-tier dais 10 inches high with the top tier inscribed "RIDGE" for the family plot.