Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Granville  

Sundial 528
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   40° 04' N Longitude:   83° 31' W
Location:
  • North from Broadway and Main Street at Denison University, in the plaza just south of Swasey Chapel.
 
Description:
  • This horizontal sundial is built on a one-meter cube of red granite with a cast bronze gnomon supported by a cast bronze Pegasus modeled by New York artist Carl Paul Jennewein. The dial's plaza location overlooks the village of Granville and the valley beyond to the south. The dial is a tribute to Clifford S. Stilwell (Denison Class of 1912) who was Chairman of the Denison Board of Trustees at his death in 1941. The early B&W photograph of the Pegasus gnomon is courtesy of Denison University Archives.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Denison University
  • Designer: William Gehron, architect
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 6-Oct-44