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Terre Haute  

Sundial 685
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 28.996' N Longitude:   87° 19.486' W
Location:
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    5500 Wabash Avenue
    Terre Haute
    In front of library on campus
 
Description:
  • A round bronze horizontal dial with 6 AM to 6 PM hour lines and half-hour lines and Arabic hour numerals. Eight perimeter points and the one central decorative point may represent alignments but no explanation is given. Dial sits on a carved stone column. Base marked 1920 1921 1922 1923.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • HORAS NON NUMERO NISI SERENAS
    Dial perimeter marked "ROSE POLYTECHNIC INST"
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: Possibly 1920-1923