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McMinnville  

Sundial 133
State/Province:  Oregon Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   45° 12' N Longitude:   123° 10' W
Location:
  • Murdock Hall, Linfield College (facing Linfield Ave.)
 
Description:
  • 8 x 6 ft Stainless steel and copper The hour lines project beyond the dial face, which is mounted about 12' out from the wall and cast digit-shaped shadows on it. Thus both the hour-lines and stile line are shadows. The dial is mounted on the south face of a tower, structurally an elevator shaft. The bronze plaque at the base contains the inscription.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Linfield College
  • 'The sundial above honors Winthrop W. Dolan, who served Linfield for 26 years as Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Dean of Faculty and Acting President, then served as Trustee for 15 more years. Designed by Nils Lou based on data provided by W.W.Dolan. Fabricated by Amerson Precision Sheet Metal, McMinnville OR.'
  • Designer: Nils Lou
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: May-92