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Washington Crossing  

Sundial 164
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • In garden at the front of the Ferry House, Washington Crossing State Park
 
Description:
  • A 13-inch diameter horizontal dial made of iron. The dial has hour lines from 5am to 7pm, marked with Roman numerals. The gnomon is of unusual design. Set at 45 degrees, the style is supported by the profile of an eagle, head facing northward, and tail tapering to the southern point of the style. The base is a square pedestal, cobbled of stone and mortar. At top is a stone cut square to hold the dial.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: State of New Jersey
  • inscribed, "This garden is the gift of the General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution 1770 - 1926"
  • Designer: Louis F. Ragot, Landscape Arch: Edith Ripley Kennedy
  • Builder: J.W. Fiske Ironworks, New York
  • Construction Date: 1926