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Kennesaw  

Sundial: 948
State/Province:  Georgia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   34° 1.416' N Longitude: 84° 37.078' W
Location:
  • The City of Kennesaw is located about 6 miles north west of Marietta. Kennesaw Gateway Park townhouses are just west of civic center off of Dallas Street at the end of J.O. Stephensen Ave, NW. Dial is in a common plaza area of the housing development.
 
Description:
  • Developers of Kennesaw Gateway Park, a new group of townhouses within walking distance of of town center, collaborated with Kennesaw State University (KSU) to design and fabricate a 9-foot tall horizontal sundial that has been placed in the circular plaza of the housing common area. Page Burch, a lecturer of KSU's Master Craftsman Program was the lead coordinator to design and fabricate the sundial gnomon. The stainless steel gnomon has a brass veneer and an unusual tilted based that nevertheless results in the the gnomon angle of 34 degrees exactly correct for the site latitude.

    Credit is also given to the KSU College of Science and Mathematics for calculating the gnomon angles and hour lines for positioning the hour-mark disks. These disks are embedded in a circular arc in the concrete. The 6am-6pm disks line up behind the gnomon mount, but again are correct when the style edge is followed to th concrete floor, precisely intersecting the 6am-6pm line. No noon-mark separation was used to account for the approximate 6-inch width of the gnomon.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Kennesaw Gateway Park
  • Designer: KSU College of Science and Mathematics
  • Builder: Page Burch coordinator for KSU Master Craftsman Program
  • Construction Date: Dedicated May 3, 2019
 
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Last Revised: 2019-05-08 14:41