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Columbus  

Sundial 675
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 15.081' N Longitude:   85° 54.233' W
Location:
  • Columbus Learning Center
    4555 Central Avenue
    Columbus
 
Description:
  • An approximately 10 x12 foot brick and stainless steel south-facing dial atop a 50 foot tower. This resembles an actual vertical dial but has a horizontal gnomon rather than a polar-pointing gnomon. The hour lines verify against ZW2000 software calculated angles for a due south dial but are non-functional with a horizontal gnomon. Dial face includes hour lines for 6 AM to 2 PM but no numerals. It's more sculpture than sundial.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Columbus Board of Aviation
  • Designer: Kevin Kennon
  • Builder: Repp & Mundt and Harmon Steel
 
 
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