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Accokeek  

Sundial 118
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Poor
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Location:
  • Garden on river side of house, Hard Bargain Farm 2001 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607
    (Open special times call first 301-292-5665)
 
Description:
  • Copper armillary dial 18 inches diameter. Two main rings are square1/2 inch tubing. Other parts of armillary are made of flat copper, about 3/4 inch wide. Has Roman numerals. Probably built by Ferguson family and installed in the 1920's. The dial base is cast cement, partly fluted, about 3-1/2 foot high, round at top, square at bottom.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Alice Ferguson Foundation
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Possibly by Ferguson family
  • Construction Date: ca. 1920