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New Orleans  

Sundial 273
State/Province:  Louisiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   29° 59.233' N Longitude:   90° 5.761' W
Location:
  • New Orleans Botanical Gardens
 
Description:
  • Approximately 14-inch bronze sun dial consisting of an standard equatorial hour ring. However the gnomon is a thin semi-circular disk. The top straight edge is the style casting its shadow onto the equatorial ring. All of this sites on top a low bronze metal dome base.

    The whole structure may be bent as the top edge of the semi-circular disk is nearly horizontal and not tilted at the nearly 30 degrees required by the latitude of New Orleans.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City
  • Sun Dial 1983/ Enrique Alferez / Gift of J. Norman Jackson, Sr./ The Shell Company
  • Designer: Enrique Alferez
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1983
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95

Last Revised: 2016-11-25 20:44