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Washington  

Sundial: 202
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 53.420' N  76° 589.782' W
Location:
  • Eastern High School, E Capitol St. between 17th and 18th St.
 
Description:
  • Vertical dial with bronze Roman numerals and trefoil pierced gnomon on square sandstone. Dial is on south facade over main entry, facing East Capitol Street. School is dated 1923 and architect Snowden Ashford. Elevation above entrance is approximately 30 ft. making dial hard to read. Large projecting towers place dial in shadow in early morning and late afternoon. Similar to McKinley High School dial (#207).
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Eastern High School
  • Designer: Municipal Architect Snowden Ashford
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1923
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Twelve Sundials of Washington, nr. 1

Last Revised: 2021-07-06 18:28

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