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Bloomfield Hills  

Sundial 837
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 34.167' N Longitude:   83° 14.717' W
Location:
  • Cranbrook Gardens
    380 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    Dial located in the yard of the Booth Mansion, about 200 meters from the street. The garden is open free to the public for tours.
 
Description:
  • In the Cranbrook Gardens, where works of art topiary and American crafts are displayed, one can find a brass horizontal dial transformed into a beautiful sculpture of a swan with the tail serving as the style, and the hour lines are the feathers of the wings. A small circle with Arabic numbers delineates the hours.

    The swan wingspan is about 40 cm and the height of the tail about 14 cm. The sundial hour circle is about 20 cm in diameter.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Cranbrook House
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2016-08-14 16:16