Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

San Francisco  

Sundial 419
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Deteriorating
Latitude:   37° 43.968' N Longitude:   122° 23.994' W
Location:
  • Hilltop Park, Hunter's Ridge
    Newcomb Ave and Progress Street
    San Francisco, CA 94124
 
Description:
  • Hilltop Park was built by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency in 1987. The Landscape Architect was Michael Painter and Associates. Here is a giant sundial 70 feet in diameter with a bright yellow painted steel gnomon 78 feet long. The dial has a cement base and was designed to be used as the stage for a surrounding amphitheater. Dial shows wear and abuse, with graffiti covering the lower portion of the gnomon. Still, it is awe inspiring.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of San Francisco
  • Designer: Jaques Overhoff
  • Builder: A. and J. Shooter and Associates
  • Construction Date: 1987
 

Last Revised: 2016-12-28 19:40