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Houston  

Sundial 684
State/Province:  Texas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Calendrical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   23° 35.154' N Longitude:   95° 09.337' W
Location:
  • Sylvan Rodriquez Park
    1201 Clear Lake City Blvd.
    Houston
    Top of hill at end of Crescent Landing Drive.
 
Description:
  • A large concrete, paving stone and standing stone calendrical dial with interior labyrinth. Outer ring shows NESW alignments. Four split standing stone portals are aligned for summer and winter solstice sunrise and sunset. An inner ring contains 13 trees representing the 13 cycles of the moon.

    The park in which this dial is located is designed with an aeronautical and archaeoastronomy theme. The circular forms of the parking lot and plaza are aligned with the crescent lake on a N-S axis while the stone portals viewed from the plaza center mark the summer and winter solstices.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: Dixie Friend Gay
  • Builder: Dixie Friend Gay
  • Construction Date: 2001