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Sundial 547
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   41° 51' N Longitude:   88° 28' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • On campus of Broadview Academy, a Seventh Day Adventist boarding high school.
 
Description:
  • A 30-inch diameter cast bronze dial with natural patina after more than 30 years exposure. Replaces a "garden" dial donated by Class of 1967 but destroyed by vandals. Dial is located on campus of private school but available for viewing during daylight hours.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Broad View Academy
  • TEMPUS FUGIT
    THE EDGE OF THE SHADOW INDICATES NOW, THE REST IS ETERNITY
    The south perimeter of the dial face is stamped, "HARPER 72."
  • Designer: Gilberto B. Harper
  • Builder: Gilberto Harper and Guy Engle
  • Construction Date: July, 1972