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St. John's  

Sundial 775
State/Province:  Newfoundland Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   47° 31.600' N Longitude:   52° 44.967' W
Location:
  • Bowring Park
    St. John's
    Near bungalow
 
Description:
  • A 10 inch diameter heavily cast bronze horizontal dial with bronze gnomon that was apparently replaced or remounted in the past. The dial face includes hour and half-hour lines and Roman hour numerals from 5 AM to 7 PM. The center of the dial face shows a simplified map of the world.

    The dial sits atop a stone pedestal with a two-part octagonal base. The base is inscribed with a dedication to the memory of Sir Edgar Rennie Bowring, K.C.M.G. (1858-1943), industrialist, born at St. John's, Newfoundland on August 17, 1858, son of John Bowring and Mary Rennie.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of St. John's
  • CARPE DIEM
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1952
 
 
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