Sundial: 1074
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 47° 38.209’ N  117° 24.741’ W
  • Manito Park, at the east end of Rose Hill. Dial is at the focus of a very large semicircular rose trellis. Parking opposite rose garden on West 21st Ave
  • The stone dial is approximately 24 inches (61 cm) in diameter with a large brass gnomon whose foot is considerably offset to the south. Simple hour lines with Arabic numbers from 7am to 5pm facing outward. The dial is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) thick with a band for inscription directly below. All this sits on a 12-sided pedestal of slightly larger diameter. On each slender side of the pedestal is an embossed sign of the zodiac. Lichens have taken hold on parts of the dial and pedestal. The sundial is a memorial to the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. Jackson Wortman. Jacob J. Wortman died at age 15 after a lingering illness. Ward K. Wortman, a fighter pilot in the Air Corps, was killed in action.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Spokane
  • In a band just beneath the dial:
    1949 In Memory of John Jacob and Ward Kenneth Wortman
  • Designer: Unknown
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Construction Date: 1949

Last Revised: 2022-10-28 11:53