Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

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Louisa  

Sundial 594
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Cylindrical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   38° 01' N Longitude:   77° 59' W
Location:
  • Tanyard Golf and Country Club
    404 E. Main St.
    Louisa, VA
    Adjacent to the golf pro shop
 
Description:
  • An internal cylindrical dial built in a 16 foot diameter, 48 foot tall farm silo now located on a public golf course. The rim of the open top of the silo provides an elliptical shadow line on the inner wall of the silo. This is marked out with red hour lines and black date lines using the low point of the shadow on the wall as the time marker. The artwork has "three panels representing the continuity of man's perceptions of space: past, present, and future. In an abstract sense, the sundial represents the scientific, emotional, and philosophical struggles and triumphs of mankind." Contact Tanyard Country Club Golf Pro Shop at 540-967-1889 to ensure the silo door is open.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Tanyard Golf and Country Club
  • Designer: Design by Dr. Larry Kavanagh, artwork by Moira Kavanagh
  • Builder: Painted by Damian Kavanagh
  • Construction Date: 1985; repainted 2004
 
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