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Huntington Beach  

Sundial 78
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   33° 42.709' N Longitude:   118° 03.685' W
Location:
  • Warner Avenue Fire Station 7
    3831 Warner Avenue
    Huntington Beach
 
Description:
  • A 7x8 foot direct south facing vertical dial of wood with metal gnomon on the masonry stucco side of a fire station building. Hour lines are painted on wood planks bolted to the side of the building. Metal Arabic DST hour numerals are mounted to the wood planks. Longitude correction is not included and there is no EOT correction or instructions offered but dial is accurate when both corrections are applied.

    When built in 1978, the hour numerals marked Standard Time; when rebuilt sometime before 2010, the new hour numerals now mark daylight saving time.

    The fire station building wall declines approximately 18.5? east of south but the wall area holding the dial has been built out to correct (perhaps not quite enough) this angle.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Huntington Beach
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1978
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:25