Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

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Asheville  

Sundial 731
State/Province:  North Carolina Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   35° 33.378' N Longitude:   82° 35.148' W
Location:
  • Kitchen garden of Antler Hill Village
    Biltmore Estate
    Asheville
 
Description:
  • A 16 foot major axis analemmatic dial with stained concrete, hand painted date line. Hemlock branch hour posts were cut by Estate foresters and use iron numerals hand-forged by the Estate blacksmith.

    The Biltmore Estate was constructed by George Washington Vanderbilt II from 1889 to 1895 and is the largest privately owned home in the United States. The home currently sits on over 8,000 acres and includes many acres of formal gardens, a winery, working farm, hotel and several restaurants. The Estate is open to visitors with purchase of admission.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Biltmore Estate
  • Designer: Mac Oglesby, Alice io Oglesby and Hugh Munro
  • Builder: Biltmore Estate, Alice io Oglesby and Hugh Munro
  • Construction Date: 7-Oct
 
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Last Revised: 6/23/2012 11:33