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Charleston  

Sundial 718
State/Province:  South Carolina Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Poor
Latitude:   32° 46.333' N Longitude:   79° 56.033' W
Location:
  • South side of Unitarian Church
    4 Archdale Street
    Charleston
 
Description:
  • A weathered 10 by 15 inch oval marble horizontal dial with bronze gnomon. Dial face has hour lines with Roman numerals showing standard time. Dial sits atop a concrete pedestal with two steps at base. Pedestal has insets on faces, one of which carries a marble plaque with barely readable inscription.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Unitarian Church
  • This sundial presented to Rev. Samuel Gilman by James Carroll Courtenay 1825 is committed to the keeping of the Unitarian Church by Mrs. Caroline Gilman 1882.
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1882
 

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