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North American Sundial Society

St. Louis  

Sundial 605
State/Province:  Missouri Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 38.2' N Longitude:   90° 15.9' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
    Kingshighway Blvd. at Children's Pl.
 
Description:
  • A child-safe compliant surface analemmatic dial located in a roof garden. The dial face includes hour numerals, cardinal directions and moon phases. A nearby plaque give directions for use.

    The roof area and sundial are open to patients and their parents but public access can be arranged by contacting Mr. Philip Becker, Director.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: St. Louis Children's Hospital; contact phone 314-286-0979
  • Donated by Kathleen O'Toole Dudley and Mike Dudley.
    Plaque reads, "On sunny days when you hold your hands above your head, facing the numbers, your shadow will point to the time. Stand on the square corresponding to the month. January is in the lower right corner."
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  • Construction Date: c. 2007