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South Hadley  

Sundial: 995
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 15.474' N  72° 34.563' W
Location:
  • Located on the Admissions Building of Mount Holyoke College. It is on the left outer wall looking at the building from the road and is at about eye level. The dial faces a small garden.
 
Description:
  • This vertical dial is a quaint and simple sundial made of wood. It is nearly square in shape with hour lines radiating from the gnomon. The hours are marked at the edge of the square in small Roman numerals. There are no solstice or equinox lines. The black disk on the dial face is the base of the gnomon.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mount Holyoke College
  • "The gardens are given by her family in loving memory of Dorothy Donovan Mother of Helen Donovan Class of 1969"
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: unknown
 

Last Revised: 2019-10-28 18:55:35

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