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Chatham Village  

Sundial 907
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   40° 25.7597' N Longitude:   80° 00.9964' W
Location:
  • Chatham Village is a community within the larger Mount Washington neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    In Olympia Park. Dial is above tennis courts on Pennridge Road, past the Pennridge Road and Bigham Road intersection.
 
Description:
  • This bronze dial is about 12 inches in diameter. The outside chapter ring is delineated in 15 minute intervals with hours shown in Roman numerals from 4am-8pm. The gnomon has the profile of a bird under the style. An hour glass and wings on the dial face symbolize "Time Flies".

    The community of Chatham Village is regarded as one of the best-preserved examples of the Garden City concept by city planners, architects, and landscape architects. It is also a National Historic Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Park & Recreation - City of Pittsburgh
  • Rising Sun Hope, Setting Sun Peace

    Plaque on Pedestal:
    In Tribute to
    Charles R Lewis
    First Director of
    The Buhl Foundation
    Whose Vision Created
    Chatham Village
    in 1932

    This tablet is erected
    by the Chatham Villages
    of 1962
    so that those who live
    here today and tomorrow
    may read and remember
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Erected by the Chatham Villages
  • Construction Date: 1962
 

Last Revised: 2018-09-16 20:35