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North American Sundial Society

Evanston  

Sundial 298
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   42° 01.5' N Longitude:   87° 41.2' W
Location:
  • Oakton School
 
Description:
  • This was once a horizontal sundial of unknown construction commissioned by the Works Progress Administration. The dial has been removed and only a 24x24 inch pedestal remains, now adorned by a flower pot.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Oakton School
  • Sine Sole Nihil (Without the Sun, Nothing)
  • Designer: Louise Carolyn Paine
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1936
 
References:
  • The Federal Art Project in Illinois, 1935-1943, George Mavigliano & Richard Lawson, Southern Illinois Press, 1990