Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Charlestown  

Sundial 268
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   42° 23' N Longitude:   71° 03' W
Location:
  • Hayes Square, Bunker Hill & Moulton Sts.
 
Description:
  • A 10 foot diameter bronze and granite horizontal dial with bronze gnomon and Arabic hour numerals on a 2 foot high granite base. Craftspeople of Colonial days are pictured on the face of the sundial. Sculptures depict a grandpa holding a baby while looking at the dial from the east side and a child peeking from behind the 5 foot tall bronze gnomon. Each bronze hour numeral includes a scene sculpture.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Hayes Square
  • Charlestown 1629
  • Designer: Lu Stubbs
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1987
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95
    Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston, Marty Carlock, Harvard Common Press, 1988.

Last Revised: 8/14/2011 17:13