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Montour Falls  

Sundial 516
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 21.07' N Longitude:   76° 51.35' W
Location:
  • 2 miles south of Watkins Glen in the courtyard of Schuyler Hospital, 220 Steuben St.
 
Description:
  • A beautiful bronze dial approximately 12 inches long in the shape of a shield. Below the gnomon is a rising sun. On first look, the small dial plate appears backward, with AM and PM hours reversed. However, the inclination of the gnomon is about 48 degrees, suggesting that this pedestal mounted dial is really meant to be a south facing vertical dial! The dial sits atop a circular granite pedestal about 2.5 feet in diameter.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Schuyler Hospital
  • Inscribed: "In grateful recognition for more than 60 years of devoted service by Mary Belle Barton and Ruth Barton Woodward for developing and perpetuating these Memorial Gardens and the landscape surrounding Schuyler Hospital. May 1988
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  • Construction Date: 1988