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Riverside  

Sundial 18
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   33° 59' N Longitude:   117° 22' W
Location:
  • Corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Orange. This is SW corner in front of Riverside Library.
 
Description:
  • An equatorial dial 47 inches in diameter made of stainless steel. It sits upon four sleek pillars setting on a concrete rise. The gnomon rod has a round disk with a hole to act as a nodus. The dial equatorial band has solstice and equinox lines, as well as a line showing the declination of the sun marked with by months and zodiac signs. Hour lines are marked by raised stainless steel Roman Numerals. Dial is corrected to Pacific Standard Time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Riverside
  • At the base is a plaque for the "Sundial Clock" built and donated by Imre Kalinscka in 1968: " In appreciation, pride and respect for the Community and its citizens. January 30th, 1968" Literature is available in the Library. "For the City of Riverside"
  • Designer: Imre Kalinscka
  • Builder: Imre Kalinscka
  • Construction Date: 20-Jan-68
 
References:
  • Mayall, p.94, photo