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Pocatello  

Sundial 742
State/Province:  Idaho Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 51.609' N Longitude:   112° 26.891' W
Location:
  • Pocket park, formerly Dudunake property
    Just SE of Chamber of Commerce
    324 South Main Street
    Pocatello
 
Description:
  • A south-facing vertical dial split into two sculptures separated by a walking path. The dial faces are vertical powder coated steel sculptures with cut hour lines. The gnomons are travertine limestone blocks with the top edges pointing to celestial north. The edges of the gnomon stones cast the shadow onto the vertical dial faces. One dial face shows the morning hours, the other shows the afternoon hours. The gnomon styles extend to both sides of each dial face allowing extended time and season use.

    This sculpture, "PASSAGE OF TIME," was commissioned by the City of Pocatello to represent Pocatello as the "Gate City," historically known as the gateway to the Snake River Plains. The meandering sidewalk path represents passage through both time and space.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Pocatello
  • Designer: Peggy Gunnerson
  • Builder: Peggy Gunnerson, William Walker Monument Company
  • Construction Date: 20-Apr-09
 
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Last Revised: 6/25/2012 11:04