Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Lake Forest  

Sundial 805
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 15.5167' N Longitude:   87° 50.4333' W
Location:
  • In the heart of downtown Lake Forest are two clock towers overlooking Market Square, equal in size and similar in shape. They face each other across the square with a small park between. One features a standard clock and the other a sundial. Both are in view of the Metra train sta
 
Description:
  • A vertical south-facing dial, simple in design and visible to the shoppers in the U-shaped town square below. The dial face is plane white with Roman hour numbers fastened to a rod bent in an ellipse. No other delineation (such as solstice and equinox lines) is on the dial face. The gnomon is a simple rod held by an "S" shaped support.

    The town's Market Square was constructed in 1916, but the dial design is very recent.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Lake Forest City
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  • Construction Date: recent
 

Last Revised: 2015-11-02 04:24