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New Haven  

Sundial: 279
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 18.833' N  72° 57.139' W
Location:
  • The sundial is just to the West of the intersection of Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Stanley Street.
 
Description:
  • Large horizontal dial 17 ft. diameter with concrete gnomon 20 ft. high. Hour marks include longitude correction. Dial has a circular layout with a large sundial arm that sprays water on one side, a curved bench for sitting on the opposite side, a wading pool in between and a curved wall with three large oval holes cut out on one side. The sun shines through the wall onto the number of the sundial.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of New Haven
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1978-79
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95

Last Revised: 2019-07-20 16:25

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