Sundial: 1066
State/Province:  Wisconsin Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 43° 01.569' N  87° 56.784’ W
  • Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
    (Milwaukee Mitchel Park Domes)
    524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215

    The dial is at the walkway entrance into the "Domes" facility. Entrance into the Domes facility itself requires a small admission fee.
  • A large analemmatic ("human") sundial with bronze zodiac walkway and Arabic hour numbers. The dial also has a simple 4-point compass rose. The Horticulturalists had asked that an area of interest be created in the paved area in front of the school bus load zone. A durable and permanent solution was requested which resulted in the analemmatic dial with cast bronze numerals and a zodiac walkway cast in two pieces. Douglas Hunt, a scientist in Scotland determined the layout of the numeral locations and dates of the zodiac walkway. The site work was designed by County staff engineer Julie Bastin and Ruvin Bros construction completed the installation.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Milwaukee County Parks Dept
  • Bronze plaque giving instructions how to use the "human" sundial and that it was constructed specifically for the Domes site.
  • Designer: Douglas Hunt and Julie Bastin
  • Builder: Ruvin Brothers Construction Co.
  • Construction Date: August 11, 2011

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Last Revised: 2022-07-08 19:24