Waldo Hutchins Bench

From 1857 to 1869 Hutchins was a Commissioner for Central Park. There are over 9,000 benches in Central Park, and this one is just off the Inventors Gate entrance at east 72nd street. This small sundial sits on the top of that bench at the back of the bench which includes a bronze female figure attributed to Paul Manship, sculptor of the ”Prometheus” at Rockefeller Center. The Latin inscription on the sundial reads: ”Ne Diruatur Fuga Temporum,” or ”Let it not be destroyed by the passage of time.’’

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