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Suffern  

Sundial 411
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial and Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40°06' 50" N Longitude:   74° 08' 17" W
Location:
  • Suffern Free Library, Lafayette Avenue, Suffern NY
 
Description:
  • Robert Adzema has designed a 10-foot tall, 12-foot long combination equatorial and horizontal dial made out of stainless steel. The equatorial dial has a wide arc showing hours from 6am to 6pm. At the noon hour is a 31-inch analemma illuminated by a 1/4-inch nodus in a rod gnomon. The pedestal holding the dial and rod is designed as the gnomon for an even larger horizontal ground level dial that surrounds the equatorial dial. For this horizontal dial, the hour lines are made of half-inch stainless steel bars are embedded in concrete. An inscription tells how to tell the time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Suffern
  • Donated by Jeffrey and Susan Goldstein in memory of village resident Joyce Keough for her service to the library and inscribed "whose life enlightened our community".
  • Designer: Robert Adzema
  • Builder: Artistic Metals, Union City, new Jersey
  • Construction Date: Jul-00