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Johnson  

Sundial 71
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Johnson State College, on the campus green.
 
Description:
  • One of Kate Pond's first dials, a winning design for an 18 foot diameter dial that now resides on the Johnson State College green. Concrete, Stainless Steel. On the ground concrete paths mark the N-S and E-W axes. The gnomon is a 3 inch stainless steel pipe 9 feet long attached to a concrete base. The hours are marked with 1 foot diameter Vermont granite stones, and at the cardinal points are larger stone markers. Kenneth Leslie, Assistant Professor of Art, remarked, " I have the idea of a student sitting against the North marker, reading a newspaper for a noon class, and knowing it's time to leave when the shadow crosses his paper."
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Johnson State College
  • Designer: Kate Pond
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1988
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95.
    NYT Oct 9,1988.
    NASS Compendium Vol. 1 No. 2, p 16, May 1994