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Sundial 82
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   37° 43' N Longitude:   122° 28' W
Location:
  • Entrada Court, Ingleside Terraces
 
Description:
  • Built in 1913 as a promotion for a housing development that was once a racetrack, this dial boasted (incorrectly) that at 34 feet in diameter and 28 foot gnomon it was the largest dial in the United States. Nevertheless it gathered much publicity and newspaper articles of the day showed young girls dancing around a small pool that surrounded the gnomon. Bronze statues of porpoise were said to be in the pool. Today the statues are gone and the pool is green painted cement. Still, an interesting dial to visit.
 
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  • Construction Date: 1913