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Kingston  

Sundial 450
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Vertical Pillar Dial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   44° 14' N Longitude:   76° 30' W
Location:
  • Center of park at Regent and Brock Streets
 
Description:
  • A square pillar of limestone rocks 4 foot on a side and 15 feet high with a small bowl and sphere on top hold two vertical dials each 2x2 feet. The pillar faces are oriented SE and SW allowing for two declining dials. The dials are of solid brass and have hour lines with Arabic numbers in a modern design belying by the stonework of the pillars. Unfortunately the 14-inch gnomons are bent
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Kingston
  • Inscribed, "Presented to the City of Kingston to mark the year of the tri-centennial and the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of Nicolas Copernicus"
  • Designer: Commissioned by the Victoria and Grey Trust Company
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1973