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Sundial 808
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 14.814' N Longitude:   71° 16.681' W
Location:
  • Dover Public Library, 56 Dedham Street, Dover Massachusetts
 
Description:
  • The horizontal dial is in the spiral shape of a Nautilus. The dial was originally built in the 1920's and located at Amelia Peabody's Sun House at 145 Powisset Stree in Dover, MA.

    The restoration and relocation of the sundial to the Dover Public Library was carried out by Boy Scout Paul Krusell, as his project to become an Eagle Scout. His team restored the sundial to its original form by following photographs and seeking outside professional help as needed.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Town of Dover, MA
  • Designer: Designed for Amelia Peabody
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: circa 1920, restored 2014
 
References: Web Links:
  • photo by Maureen Sullivan
    article on Peabody Sundial by Eleanor Tedesco Sep. 13, 2014 in "Wicked Local Dover" on-line publication.

Last Revised: 15 Nov 2015