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Sundial 206
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   38° 56' N Longitude:   77° 04' W
Location:
  • Washington International School 3100 Macomb St. NW
 
Description:
  • Sandstone Vertical declining dial, with gnomon offset to account for it. Above doors to rear terrace of admissions building. Arabic hour numerals with half hour lines. Carved hourglasses on both sides frame the dial. Brass compass rose set into the brick terrace below suggests the general alignment of both house and dial.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Washington International School
  • Horam sole nolente nego. (I deny the hour if the sun is unwilling.)
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1912
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Twelve Sundials of Washington, nr. 7