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Colorado Springs  

Sundial 499
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 54' N Longitude:   104° 49' W
Location:
  • South wall of the old Van Briggle Pottery building, located on SE corner of Uintah and Glen (1 block east of I-25)
 
Description:
  • A vertical dial approximately one meter square, built into the wall of the 1907 Van Briggle Pottery building. This Memorial Pottery building was erected after Artus Van Briggle's death. The Van Briggle Pottery Company is now using the Midland Railway roundhouse at Hwy 24 and 21st. In addition to hour lines with Roman numerals, surrounding tiles have pictures of the zodiac. In 1994 Colorado College repaired the gnomon and added a metal equation of time plate.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Colorado College
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1907
 
References:
  • Registered with the Smithsonian Institution.