Sundial: 1047
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 58.458’ N  75° 10.324' W
  • Girard College, Philadelphia,
    Bounded by Poplar St., Girard, W. College, S. College, and Ridge Aves.

    Dial is located in the green next to the administration building
  • In the middle of the Girard green in a large central plaza is an impressive stone dais with a square pillar rising several feet. On top is a 12-inch square dial with a smooth green patina. The dial has a wide gnomon offset to point to true north. The most striking thing is the Roman numerals that seem "upside down" from most horizontal dials. The reason is that most observers approach the dial from the north, making the dial easier to read.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Girard College
  • On Pillar:
    "To Everything
    There is a Season
    And a Time to Every
    Purpose Under Heaven"

    "Hours Fly, Flowers Die
    New Days, New Ways
    Pass By - Love Stays"
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown

Last Revised: 2022-04-04 20:25