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Orlando  

Sundial 37
State/Province:  Florida Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  No longer exists
Latitude:   28° 24.9575' N Longitude:   81° 27.7372' W
Location:
  • Harcourt, Inc. Headquarters Building, southwest corner. Dial removed and replaced with a tree.
    6277 Sea Harbor Drive
    Orlando, Florida
 
Description:
  • This plain dial formed on a concrete base has an elegant gnomon, designed with an interior curve and oval. But alas, don't go to Florida to find it. Sometime in 2013 as Harcourt closed its Florida office, the new tenet had no use for the sundial and had it scheduled for demolition.

    In the end, the sundial was not destroyed and the gnomon was taken by an interested dialist and stored in Birmingham, Alabama, where it now remains away from public view.

    A Google Earth view of the old Harcourt site shows that since 2013 a tree growing in the plaza where the sundial once provided time telling shadows.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1999
 

Last Revised: 2017-01-03 21:05