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Peoria  

Sundial 607
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   40° 43.2' N Longitude:   89° 40.8' W
Location:
  • Glen Oak Park Conservatory
    Prospect Road
    Peoria, IL
 
Description:
  • An 18 inch octagonal horizontal dial of cast bronze. The dial face includes hour lines with ten minute marks and Roman numerals. The dial is on an octagonal polished granite pedestal. The bronze gnomon is correctly set at 40? but appears to be more modern than the cast dial face. This is one of two "sister" dials ordered cast by Grant Hood; the second dial was placed at Bradley School of Horology but later disposed and now in private ownership in Lynchburg, Virginia.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Peoria, Illinois Park District
  • "1905 TIME FLIES LAT 40 43 DESIGNED BY GRANT HOOD, PEORIA, ILL."
    The granite pedestal includes a dedication plate reading, "Presented by - Mrs. S. A. Kinsey - October 1905"
  • Designer: Grant Hood, Bradley School of Horology
  • Builder: Kinsey Foundry
 
References:
  • Refer to Dial 608