Louisville  

Sundial: 1038
State/Province:  Kentucky Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 14.734' N   85° 42’ 49.831' W
Location:
  • Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
    Louisville, Kentucky 40204
    8:00 AM to 4:45 PM, 7 days a week
    Maps are available online and at the entrances to the cemetery
    The plot site is in Section 26, Lot 115
 
Description:
  • This 11-inch (28cm) octagonal bronze horizontal dial uses arrowheads as a subtle design element. The 14 hour lines are represented as long arrows aimed at the base of the gnomon and are delineated to quarter hours. . The hours are marked in Roman numerals, but only from 6AM to 6PM. There are three curved lines of unequal length that partially encircle the dial indicating the amount of daylight in the and each one ends with a pointed tip. The marker for Noon resembles the Roman symbol for Mars, with its arrowhead pointing straight up. A winged hourglass graces the southern portion of the dial face.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Boomer Family Plot
  • On dial face:
    WE LIVE IN DEEDS NOT YEARS
    Longest Day June 21
    12 Hour Day Sept 21
    Shortest Day Dec 21
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: circa 1972
 
References: Web Links:
  • The dial adorns the family plot of George O. Boomer (1887-1972) a local industrialist. The cemetery’s files do not have information regarding who designed or built the sundial.

Last Revised: 2021-12-09 16:26