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North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 218
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 53.302' N  77° 1.558' W
  • Smithsonian Institution
    Enid A. Haupt Garden
    Covering over four acres, it is situated between the Castle (10th St. SW) and Independence Avenue. Dial is on the South side of Smithsonian Castle.
  • Horizontal dial 12 in. square designed and built by David Shayt and David Todd of the Smithsonian Institution. Roman numerals, 5AM-7PM. Subdivided into 15 minute increments. Also has compass rose. Dial sits atop a rectangular granite pedestal.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Aspice, Respice, Prospice / Lat 30:55 N Long 77:1 W
  • Designer: David Shyat and David Todd
  • Builder: David Shyat and David Todd
  • Construction Date: 1994
  • Smithsonian Magazine, Aug. 1994, p.10-13

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