Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 21
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Deteriorating
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  • Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, just south of San Francisco
  • This large ground-level horizontal dial is 50 ft. diameter. Formerly a floral dial with a cypress tree as gnomon and hour lines crafted out of plants such as santilina shrubs, during the 1960's the dial was changed to concrete and aluminum.
General Information:
  • Owner: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Mayall, p.167, photo.