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Kohler Village  

Sundial 290
State/Province:  Wisconsin Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   43° 44' N Longitude:   87° 47' W
Location:
  • Waelderhaus Building, east side
    Intersection of W. Riverside Dr. and Parkway St., Kohler, Sheboygan County
 
Description:
  • A direct east vertical dial approximately 5 feet square, ornately painted onto the side of the Waelderhaus at Kohler Village. The Waelderhaus is a tribute to the tradition of Bregenzerwald, a province of Vorarlberg, Austria, and represents the architecture of this particular Alpine Area. The dial is painted in gold and white with flourishes. A top scroll shows hours with Arabic numerals while a bottom scroll shows the hours with Roman numerals. Lines for solstice, equinox, and signs of the zodiac are drawn across the faces of the dial. No analemma is drawn.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Kohler Foundation, Inc.
  • Designer: Kaspar Albrecht, sculptor and architect from Munich
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: ca. 1930