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Columbus  

Sundial: 947
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   39° 57.650' N Longitude: 82° 59.914' W
Location:
  • Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square. Dial is on the South East side of the Statehouse
 
Description:
  • This bronze dial is about 18 inches in diameter, with hours marked from 5am to 7pm in Roman numerals. Time is marked in quarter hours. Around the edge of the dial are ornate ovals that lap to the side. The gnomon is a simple open triangle.

    The dial base is open bronze work of four pillars with the base sitting on a hexagonal piece of granite.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Ohio Statehouse
  • "Lest We Forget"
    Dedicated in Honor of the Grand Army of the Republic by the National Organization Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 September 14, 1945
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Daughters of Union Veternas of Civil War
  • Construction Date: Dedicated Sept. 14, 1945
 

Last Revised: 2019-05-05 17:37