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Greenville  

Sundial 912
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   41° 35.756' N Longitude:   80° 23.021' W
Location:
  • On the campus of Thiel College
    75 College Ave. Greenville, PA 16125

    Turn from College Avenue N. on Amelia Earhart Drive Parking on east side of Roth Hall.
 
Description:
  • This bronze dial is about 14 inches in diameter with a coarse near-white patina. Time is delineated in 5 minute intervals from 4:30am to 5:30pm. The hours are marked in Roman numerals and includes a gnomon gap for a fairly thick gnomon. The dial sits on on square stone pillar and thick plinth. Measurement of the gnomon angle agrees with with latitude engraved on the dial plate of 40° 25' that is more than a degree off the latitude of the the dial site.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Thiel College
  • Plaque on the stone pedestal:
    Erected by the class of 1919 in memory of

    Edwin P. Kishler
    T.O. D. Duron
    W. W. Wright
    Thomas F Hunt
    Francis L. Harter

    who died while serving their country in the war of 1914-1919
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1919
 

Last Revised: 2018-09-19 21:24