Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Pittsburgh  

Sundial: 436
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Removed
  Latitude:   40° 26.694' N Longitude: 79° 57.378' W
Location:
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial
    Front lawn
    4141 Fifth Avenue
    5th Ave and Bigelow Blvd.
 
Description:
  • Horizontal dial about 24 inches in diameter. The stone pedestal is decorated with bronze plaques and Veterans of Foreign War seals on each of the four sides. Now has an open metal base

    Lost its gnomon in 1982. Was moved to current site from Memorial Hall when a parking lot was built 1989-91. Now dial has been removed.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Pittsburgh
  • Inscribed, "To honor our fathers The Grand Army of the Republic, Aug. 1939"
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1910, 1939, 1963
 
References:
  • Dial was a memorial to honor veterans of World War I.

    Google Digitized Book: War Monuments, Museums, and Library Collections of 20th Century Conflicts by S. Rajtar, Frances E. Franks

Last Revised: 2019-02-09 17:33