Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Ottawa  

Sundial: 230
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   45° 23.600' N Longitude: 75° 42.855' W
Location:
  • Dominion Observatory, Carling Ave at Maple Drive
 
Description:
  • A large horizontal floral dial approximately 20 feet in diameter. Large circular area on ground forming the dial face with gravel and flower-beds between the hour lines. The flowers are annuals, best seen in the summer blooming season. Update June 2018: The dial has been refurbished with a new, accurately placed gnomon and wonderful bright flowers.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Natural Resources Canada
  • Designer: Otto Klotz
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1919 Rennovated 2018
 
References:
  • Park only in visitors parking spaces.

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Last Revised: 2018-06-27 11:23