Sundial: 205
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 54.785 N  77° 3.666' W
  • Montrose Park on R Street NW, opposite Avon Place
  • Very nicely armillary sphere about 3 ft. diameter, with equatorial, meridional and hour circles. Roman hour numerals from 5 AM to 7 PM. One of Washington DC's cleanest examples of a working armillary sphere. Erected by the Georgetown Garden Club in 1956 in tribute to Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse. Dial is placed atop a sandstone pillar.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Inscribed "In tribute to Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse 1845-1942, Through her vision and perseverance this land became Montrose Park"
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  • Construction Date: 1956
  • Geo. McDowell, Twelve Sundials of Washington, nr. 9

Last Revised: 2021-07-07 18:57