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North American Sundial Society

St. Louis  

Sundial 622
State/Province:  Missouri Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 37.8' N Longitude:   90° 16.8' W
Location:
  • Forest Park
    Near south front of Jewel Box Bldg.
    St. Louis
 
Description:
  • A 16.5 inch diameter bronze horizontal dial on a stone pedestal in front of the south entrance to the glass-walled Jewel Box building in Forest Park. The dial was erected by the Missouri Society Colonial Dames of America as a tribute to the memory of Mary Harrison Leighton Shields, who organized the Society in 1896 and served as its president until 1913. The dial face is inscribed, "WE LIVE IN DEEDS NOT YEARS." Dial furniture includes an hour glass and eagle wings. The perimeter around the dial is inscribed, "MARY HARRISON LEIGHTON SHIELDS." Dial sits atop a stone pedestal.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • WE LIVE IN DEEDS NOT YEARS
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Note similarity to dial 627