Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Baltimore  

Sundial 843
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 16.921' N Longitude:   76° 32.296' W
Location:
  • Graceland Park-O'Donnell Heights Elementary/Middle School
    6300 O'Donnell Street
    Baltimore, MD 21224

    Dial is on sidewalk at the entrance to the school
 
Description:
  • Volunteers painted a 16 x 5 foot analemmatic dial for the elementary and middle school students. The dial has 8-inch circles for hour numbers from 5am to 7pm using standard time. The dial walkway is painted with yellow month lines and abbreviations for each month to the side. The words "summer" and "winter" are at the solstice lines. Bailey points are painted as small yellow circles to indicate the direction of sunrise and sunset from the observer's position on the walkway.

    Two similar sundials were painted at part of Green Apple Day of Service for Baltimore City Schools at Graceland Park ES/MS and Holabird Academy ES/MS. The effort was organized by Amy Upton and Kathleen O'Hearn of Grimm & Parker Architects. Both schools will be rebuilt starting in the Spring of 2017.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Graceland Park-O'Donnell Heights ES/MS of Baltimore City Schools
  • "summer" and "winter" solstices
    "rise" and "set" at the Bailey points
  • Designer: Robert L. Kellogg
  • Builder: Volunteers from Graceland Park and Grimm & Parker Architects
  • Construction Date: October 15, 2016
 

Last Revised: 2016-10-14-21:47