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ANTELOPE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
SUNDIAL IMAGES AND INFO

1933 Aerial View  |  1948 Aerial View   | 1950s Aerial View   |  1983 Aerial View  |  2008 Google Satellite View

"LET OTHERS TELL OF STORMS AND SHOWERS, I'LL ONLY COUNT YOUR SUNNY HOURS"
Inscription on the face of the original AVHS sundial
  
The AV Sundial was a gift from the Class of 1935. It became a landmark on campus and a photo spot for many alumni. Located near the steps of the Central Building, the dial appears in many photographs of the old central campus. In the late 1950s, the sundial was stolen, as a prank, by the new Palmdale High School and later retrieved by the class of 1960. As the story goes, it was supposed to have been kept in someones closet for a time. After the 1950s construction had been completed, the sundial was placed in the new library patio. Its story faded as new generations came to AV. In the early 1990s a construction crew refurbishing nearby classrooms accidentally damaged the sundial and threw most of it in the trash. Later the class of 1960 replaced the sundial. It now stands, along with the base of the old sundial, covered with a transparent plastic box.
       
1930s 1940s 1960s 1980s
1930s Sundial with the Science Administration Building in the background. 1940's Student Body President poses by the Sundial Students make a fashion statement next to the sundial in the early 1960s. It appears the face of the sundial had been lost by the time this photo was taken The sundial can be seen behind these students from the 1980s.
       
multi face 2011 sundial remains
Image from the 1945 Yucca. A detail of the sundial's face. 2011. The replacement sundial in its protective covering in front of the school library Surviving piece of the original sundial