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Sundial 748
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   47° 40.350' N Longitude:   122° 18.758' W
Location:
  • Eastern edge of Cowan Park
    Ravenna Blvd. and Cowan Pl. NE
    Seattle
 
Description:
  • A 35 foot diameter horizontal dial of concrete and stainless steel with an 8 foot gnomon. Hour marks and Arabic hour numerals are shown on the inner circle and outer ring. A meridian line has markers for solstices and equinoxes, for cardinal directions and magnetic bearings. The dial was constructed using material obtained from Boeing Surplus.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Seattle Parks
  • Designer: Randy Nussbaum
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1999
 

Last Revised: 6/26/2012 10:39