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Baltimore  

Sundial 323
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Moreland Memorial Cemetery 1601 Taylor Avenue, Section G
 
Description:
  • Nice horizontal dial sitting on a 6 x 4 foot stone pedestal. The dial itself is 5 foot in diameter with a 2.5 foot gnomon of open-work bronze. The lines, numerals and lettering of the dial face are so finely done that one cannot tell whether the dial plate was made of cast stone or was carved by an extraordinarily skilled mason. The gnomon, unfortunately, is situated incorrectly on the dial face. The point at which the stile diverges from the dial plate is about five inches south of the correct point where the hour lines converge.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Let Others Tell of Storms & Shadow, I Only Mark Your Sunny Hours
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Ten Sundials in Maryland, #3