This elegant, accurate dial has a slit in its gnomon that can be rotated to face the sun, allowing a line of sunlight to fall on the hourline band in the center of the broader shadow. The dial is a memorial to George Lewis, who was the founder of the College’s Horology Department, now succeeded by the Watch Technology Institute.
Meridian Ave N, although interrupted by the college campus, happens to pass just west of this dial. This street’s name comes from the fact that it lies on a basic reference line chosen by the original surveyors of the city – at a longitude of exactly 122°20.00´ W.
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