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Highland Park  

Sundial 377
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Polar Condition:  Good
Latitude:   42° 10' N Longitude:   87° 49' W
Location:
  • In Founders Park. County Line (Lake-Cook) Road and St. John's Avenue near the Chicago Botanical Gardens
 
Description:
  • This cast iron polar dial is centered in a 7 foot diameter, echoing the form of a "train wheel", matching the theme of a small park situated between a historic train station on the ancient Green Bay Trail and a pioneer cemetery. The polar dial has raised hour lines on the cast iron plate. Designed by Stephen Luecking and built at St. Mary's Foundry.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Depaul University//Village of Highland Park
  • Designer: Stephen Luecking
  • Builder: St.Mary's Foundry
 
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