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Miami  

Sundial 785
State/Province:  Florida Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   25° 44.655' N Longitude:   80° 12.621' W
Location:
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
    Seaward side, above East Loggia
    3251 South Miami Avenue
    Miami
 
Description:
  • An east-declining vertical dial near the top of a stone winter residence building, now a museum. Dial face includes hour lines and Roman hour numerals for 5 AM to 3 PM. Building and dial were built in the early 1900s but gnomon appears to be in good condition without corrosion so it may be bronze. Dial includes a depiction of a scroll with engraved Latin inscription.

    Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The early 20th century Vizcaya estate also includes: extensive Italian Renaissance gardens; native woodland landscape; and a historic village outbuildings compound.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Miame-Dade County, Florida
  • DONA PRAESENTIS CARE LAETVS HORAE AC LINOVE SEVERE
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  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1914-1916
 

Last Revised: 12/22/2013 11:25