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Lynchburg  

Sundial 627
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   37° 26.2' N Longitude:   79° 10.4' W
Location:
  • Randolph College
    Formerly Randolph Macon Women's College
    Rivermont Avenue
    East lawn
 
Description:
  • A 48 inch diameter bronze horizontal dial on a stone pedestal. Polar gnomon includes a scroll and stylized peacock. Dial furniture includes an hour glass and eagle wings. The perimeter around the dial is inscribed, "TIME LIKE LIFE CANNOT BE RECALLED." The dial sits atop a cylindrical mortared stone pedestal.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Randolph College
  • "TIME LIKE LIFE CANNOT BE RECALLED."
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1970
 
References:
  • Note similarity to dial 622