Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

New Orleans  

Sundial 237
State/Province:  Louisiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   30° 1.793' N Longitude:   89° 58.065' W
Location:
  • Joe Brown Memorial Park 5601 Read Boulevard.
    Dial is located on the nature trail just south of where Nature Center Drive turns into Waterford St. The 163 acre park is open 6am to 10pm.
 
Description:
  • This large horizontal sundial sits on a slightly pink concrete egg-shaped base 24 x 17.5 feet. This dais is nearly at ground level. The gnomon is an elegant stainless steel blade approximately 8 feet high sitting at the widest part of the dais, with hours marked around the dais edge with small bronze animals at each hour from 6am to 6pm. For example the noon hour is represented by a turtle.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • Designer: Brian Borello
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1991
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95
    Times-Picayune (New Orleans), June 19m 91, p.E-10.

Last Revised: 2016-11-25 20:44