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Sundial 190
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery, Story Chapel 580 Mt. Auburn St
 
Description:
  • Approx 2' x 2' Bronze Square bronze plate, with Roman numerals, is open in the center. Gnomon extends through this open space. Dial is mounted above a window of the chapel, angled from wall face. (presumably so that it will face true South.)
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mount Auburn Cemetery
  • 'With warning hand I hark time's rapid flight from life's glad morning to its solemn night. Yet through the dear God's live I also show there's light above me by the shade below. -- Whittier
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  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1896-98
 
References:
  • Life and Correspondence of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, (1902)