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St. Petersburg  

Sundial 794
State/Province:  Florida Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   27° 46.423' N Longitude:   82° 38.087' W
Location:
  • Sundial Lifestyle Center
    151 2nd Avenue North
    St. Petersburg
 
Description:
  • A very large bowstring equatorial dial. The outer diameter of the equatorial ring is 26 feet, the height of the meridian ring is 22 feet above the base and the gnomon rod is 26.5 feet long, making this possibly the largest bowstring dial known at this time. The equatorial ring is marked on two faces with large Roman hour numerals for 7 AM to 5 PM. The dial base includes a large compass rose marked with major directions.

    The dial is the centerpiece in an open courtyard of a two-story retail shopping center in the waterfront district of downtown St. Petersburg.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • USE WELL THESE FEW BUT EVER FLEETING HOURS
  • Designer: Rene Lagler
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 2014
 

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