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Ithaca  

Sundial 463
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 26.983' N Longitude:   76° 28.298' W
Location:
  • Cornell University - Follow Forest Home Dr to Plantations Rd and North on Judd Falls Rd to Robison NY State Herb Garden and Botanic Gardens
 
Description:
  • A horizontal sundial made from a slab of stone approximately 18 x 24 inches. The hour markings are inscribed in the form of an arrow pointing to the 12 o'clock hour. The gnomon is a thin blade. The dial was made in 1976 by Michael Sweeney. In keeping with the herb garden's design, Sweeney used native materials of stone for the dial and pedestal. The dial base is a prized antique millstone from a nearby village.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Cornell University
  • Designer: Michael Sweeney
  • Builder: Michael Sweeney, formerly of Ithaca
  • Construction Date: 1976
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium, Vol. 6 No. 2 p. 2, June 1999

Last Revised: 2017-08-24 20:21