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Phoenix  

Sundial 772
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   33° 28.140' N Longitude:   112° 05.463' W
Location:
  • Valley Garden Center Park
    SE corner of Palm Land and 15th Avenue
 
Description:
  • A dual-vertical cube dial with two 12 inch square dial plates declining 45? south of east and south of west. The east face shows hour lines for 6 AM to 12 PM; the west face shows hour lines for 12 PM to 6 PM. Roman numerals mark three hour lines on each face.

    The other two faces of the cube hold plaques with EOT corrections and information about its dedication for the Arizona Centenary in 2012.

    The dial faces and the EOT plaque are ceramic tile, diamond engraved and filled with black grout. The gnomons are thick-profile copper and made small to cast shadows on only the hour lines.

    The dial is about 5 feet high overall with a stucco-coated pedestal made of concrete blocks resting on a massive, reinforced concrete base
 
General Information:
  • Owner: The Valley Garden Center
  • Designer: Simon Wheaton-Smith
  • Builder: Simon Wheaton-Smith
  • Construction Date: 31-Dec-12
 

Last Revised: 6/13/2013 9:17