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North American Sundial Society

Greenwich  

Sundial 345
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   41° 02' N Longitude:   73° 37' W
Location:
  • Davis Avenue in Bruce Park on southerly side of I-95 between exits 3 and 4. Use either exit. Site is immediately opposite Brothers Brook overpass that crosses Davis Mill Pond which separates the dial site from the highway.
 
Description:
  • Large horizontal dial is 130 ft. diameter and uses 15 hour stones to mark the time. Dial designed by Shope Reno Wharton Associates and built by sculptor Mark Mennin of Bethlehem, CT. The striking gnomon is a bronze tapered spike 8 in. at the base and 35 ft. 2 in. in overall length set in a 4 ft. bronze web, producing a 20 ft. high tip above the average grade. The noon stone is a flat marble slab 5 ft x 8 ft with a center score line. The 14 other hour stones are sculpted marble, each about 3 ft x 5 ft, abstractly depicting the progress of mankind's social progress across time. Only the first and last stone are marked with a time arrow. On the ground are two marble cubes with didactic bronze plates. Dial is adjacent to a pair of bronzed driftwood horse sculptures (full size). Dial site will be the first stop on the Bruce Museum school tour route. Gift from the Millennium Committee to the city of Greenwich
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Greenwich.
  • Time is eternity for those who love (English)
  • Designer: Shope Reno Wharton Associates, Architects Greenwich, CT
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: Oct-99