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Englewood  

Sundial 555
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Cylindrical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   39° 38' N Longitude:   104 ° 56' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Kent Denver School
    4000 E. Quincy Avenue
    Inside the entrance vestibule of the Science Building
 
Description:
  • An internal cylindrical dial on the walls of the entrance tower to the Science Building of Kent Denver School. A glass-covered 1/8 inch aperture in the center of ceiling dome projects a spot light onto the inner vertical cylindrical wall of the vestibule. Aluminum strips mark the solar altitude and azimuth. Bronze strips mark the equinox and summer solstice. Bronze and nickel domed nails form the hour analemmas showing Mountain Standard Time with daylight savings time below. The dial design is by science teacher David Potter and architect Paul Hutton proportioned the "Sun Tower" so the summer solstice noon mark would be at the bottom of the cylindrical wall. Artwork on the ceiling includes a hand-painted winking "Sol" in a 24 point compass rose.

    This dial in on private property but access may be arranged by calling the school on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Kent Denver School; contact phone 303-770-7660
  • Date, time, equinox and solstice labels are provided. An engraved explanatory sign is shown.
  • Designer: David Potter, building by Paul Hutton
  • Builder: David Potter
  • Construction Date: 2005
 

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