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Fort Wayne  

Sundial 677
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   41° 11.175' N Longitude:   85° 11.680' W
Location:
  • Hickory Center Elementary School
    3606 Baird Road
    Fort Wayne
 
Description:
  • A 15 foot diameter stone and cement horizontal dial with a painted steel gnomon. 6 AM to 6 PM hour markers have Arabic numerals. Interior area of dial is filled with crushed rock. A plaque provides EOT and longitude corrections and instructions. This dial was an Eagle Scout project built for this elementary school for use in science lesson plans. Dial sits within a two-course stone perimeter pedestal.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Northwest Allen County Schools
  • Designer: Eagle Scout Spencer Gordon
  • Builder: Boy Scout Troup 20, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Construction Date: 8-Oct