May 21st, 2007

Sundial ghost at Columbia U.

Posted in NYC, Sundials of Note by Heidi

Columbia University had a spherical sundial in the center of campus. It was removed in 1946 after some cracks made its structural integrity questionable. Thought to have been destroyed after removal, recently the sphere has inexplicably resurfaced in Michigan. Here are images of the this sundial as depicted in a vintage postcard, and the same spot today.

Columbia’s sundial - vintage postcard

Columbia’s sundial - today

More info:
Columbia sundial history
116th was Gnomon’s Land

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  1. Lucy Bismuth says:

    hi Heidi,

    this project is ROCKIN’!
    But: where are the pictures of the sundial in Michigan? And what about photos of the perps?

    Maybe I’ll take a roadtrip to do some documenting, on your behalf?

    June 13th, 2007 at 5:19 pm

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