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Coeur d'Alene  

Sundial 812
State/Province:  Idaho Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   47° 40.285' N Longitude:   116° 46.716' W
Location:
  • Coeur d'Alene - McEuen Park
    Near Fifth and Front Streets
    Use the 3rd Street parking lot
 
Description:
  • In 2013 the city of Coeur d'Alene began a $20M renovation of downtown McEuen Park, a 22-acre expanse, to include a large sundial. But shortly after the renovation started, the city commissioners were told the $51,000 that was to be spent on the sundial was instead to be used to install heavier electrical infrastructure for support of major park events. Fortunately by the end of 2013, the City Staff announced that the sundial was added back to the park's plan, made possible by a $50,000 donation from Parkwood Business Properties.

    More than 1,000 people celebrated the dedication of McEuen Park on May 24, 2014, but the people of Coeur d'Alene had to wait another month for the 21-foot sundial gnomon to be erected on the concrete plaza poured nearly two years earlier.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Coeur d'Alene
  • Plaque explaining how to read the sundial hours
  • Designer: Miller Stauffer Architects
  • Builder: Allied Weldery
  • Construction Date: 23 June 2015
 
References: Web Links:
  • Photos from Cour d'Alene Today

Last Revised: 2015-12-27 21:47