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North American Sundial Society

St. Louis  

Sundial 354
State/Province:  Missouri Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 37' N Longitude:   90° 16' W
Location:
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
    Herb Garden behind the Tower Grove House.
    4344 Shaw Blvd.
    Just off I-44 and Vandeventer
 
Description:
  • A horizontal dial sculpture called "Child Sundial" depicts a daydreaming child figure playing with a sundial gnomon that is part of a working sundial. The gnomon is about 5 1/2 inches high and the hour lines are adjusted to show standard time in St. Louis. The sculpture and dial are at ground level surrounded by a bed of creeping thyme, perhaps a gentle Herb garden pun. Statue constructed of lead, 12 x 21 inches
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Gift from Mrs. Herman Husch to the City of St. Louis.
  • Designer: anonymous English artist
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1965