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North American Sundial Society

Seattle  

Sundial 745
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   47° 41.910' N Longitude:   122° 19.260' W
Location:
  • Olympic View School
    504 NE 95th Street
    Seattle
 
Description:
  • A 12 x 30 foot vertical dial on a brick wall that declines 0.5? west of south. The 5 foot stainless steel gnomon tip carries a sheet metal sculpture of an eagle, the school mascot. The hour lines are aluminum strips terminating in Arabic hour numerals. The dial face includes ceramic disks painted by school students and are placed so that the gnomon shadow falls on then on their birthday.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Olympic View School
  • Designer: Woody Sullivan, parents Cynthia Livak (artist), and Bill Fetterley (architect)
  • Builder: Puget Sound Energy
  • Construction Date: 1999
 
References:
  • Included on the 2011 NASS Sundial Tour

Last Revised: 6/25/2012 13:51