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Des Moines  

Sundial 483
State/Province:  Iowa Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   41° 36' 01" N Longitude:   93° 39' 08" W
Location:
  • On the campus of Drake University
 
Description:
  • A very large and striking horizontal dial 50 feet in diameter with a 15 foot tall metal gnomon. Hours are marked by bronze plaques and Roman numerals
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Drake University
  • Designer:
  • Builder: