Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Pittsburgh  

Sundial: 908
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   40° 26.466' N Longitude: 79° 54.321' W
Location:
  • The historic Homewood Cemetery is located in the Squirrel Hill Section of Pittsburgh and is bordered by both Frick Park and the neighborhood of Point Breeze. 1599 S. Dallas Ave. Pittsburgh

    Dial is in the south section
 
Description:
  • This granite memorial octagonal sundial is approximately 5 feet across. The top is unadorned, containing only the delineated hour lines in 15 minute intervals and hour marks in Roman numerals from 5am-7pm. The gnomon has a sharp style
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: In trust of Homewood Cemetery
  • Around the octagonal memorial on the edge are the names of the eight radial graves surrounding the dial:
    Schueler
    Lynn
    Apitsich
    Hinton
    Ilgenfritz
    Woods
    Fralich
    Hakim
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2018-09-16 20:57