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Details for Benchmark: BM0919

N 30° 13.775 W 097° 45.304 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In TRAVIS county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
AUSTIN ST ED UNIV BLDG SPIRE
Marker Type:
spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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I was going after the AUSTIN ST ED UNIV HO CROSS CUP benchmark (BM0918) and saw that this one was nearby.

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photoBM0919

Geocaching road trip with RoxieMama and ParkerSaru. I'm doing the driving, RoxieMama is taking pictures, ParkerSaru seems to be just along for the ride.

spotted this from a distance when driving to Necropolis with Ragfoot and Parkersaru.

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Saw this one while caching

Spotted this and BM0918 after visiting Blunn Creek Nature Preserve. See photo.

CC76...

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photoBM0919 and BM0918

Our 9th benchmark!

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Seen while geocaching in the area.

Quick stop on a beautiful campus.

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Stopped in for some quick caching and benchmark hunting -- lovely campus!

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photo18 Dec 2015 155

Made a trip to gather some benchmarks on St Edwards campus. A little pressed for time to hunt down parking, so doing the best I can from the car on the roadways.

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photoBM0919 - Spire

Found this while caching in the area with InxtricablFate, magtfplanner, and skeletor10.

Discovered with inxtricablfate, memomls, and Skeletor10 while traveling through the Midwest !

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photoAustin University
photoAustin University Spire

Found.

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photoBM0919

Observed while traveling to a Military Reunion and Geo-caching and Benchmarking as we go. Various side trips to new and different areas.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

Spotted it on my way back from San Antonio -- it was a welcome detour away from the congested I-35 traffic (as usual), an easy find!

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photoBM0919 - AUSTIN ST ED UNIV BLDG SPIRE - 1
photoBM0919 - AUSTIN ST ED UNIV BLDG SPIRE - 2

Recovered this benchmark making a visit to St. Edwards with my older daughter. Toured the university grounds, very nice indeed.

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photoBM0919 Austin St Ed Univ Bldg Spire

While visiting a friend in Austin on my weekend trip from New Braunfels back to Dallas, we went for a drive. I suggested we go by the campus so I could take a few pics! Gorgeous building and campus! Nice evening as the sun set.

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photoBM0919

Nabbing a few caches and BMs in town for a week.

I drive by here several times a week and just never think about logging benchmarks.

I keep forgetting about logging the benchmarks when I'm in an area geocaching. Then, everytime I do I forget how to create a loc or gpx file. Maybe that's why I don't bother.

Beautiful Campus!!

Easy find.

Nice clear description on this one, helped avoid potential confusion, as I think this building was restored after a fire (and not originally built) in 1903, while Holy Cross Hall was actually built the same year. In good condition as described.

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photoBM0919
photoWider shot

Know where this one it too.

Found it today during lunchtime on a beautiful day.
I have happy memories of a Christmas event we attended here several years ago.

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photoBM0919
photoBM0919 setting
St. Edwards University Main Building, seen from the north
photoBM0919 closeup

Viewed and confirmed that it is still there today.

still there and in good condition.

My second benchmark. Like shooting fish in a barrel. LOL.

Passed it daily -- can see it from afar

I've seen it many times.

We were here last night getting a cache just a couple hundred feet away, but I wasn't able to see the spire. Ended up having to come back down during the daylight to get a good view of them. Very cool!

Easy find, can be seen from a distance.

This beautiful building still stands in good condition.

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photoAustin, TX - St. Edwards University Administration Building
The building is impressive even on a cloudy dreary winter day.

Got this while we were in the area doing a couple of geocaches. It was a no-brainer, but somebody had to do it! If you go by, check out the view of downtown Austin from the south side of this building.

Scott & Charlotte

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photoClose up of the church cross BM0919
photoNice view of the St. Edward's Church BM0919
photoA nice view of downtown Austin from BM0919

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE BASE OF THE CROSS ON THE SPIRE ON THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OF ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY. THE BUILDING IS A WHITE STONE BUILDING, WITH ROUND BUTTRESS CORNERS AND A SMALL SPIRE ON TOP OF EACH BUTTRESS CORNER. RISING ABOVE CENTER OF ROOF OF BUILDING IS AN OCTAGONAL, STONE BELFRY. THE BELFRY HAS ON OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL ROOF, WITH A LOUVERED DORMER ON EACH OF FOUR SIDES. THERE IS A BALL AND CROSS AT THE TIP OF THE ROOF. THE CROSS WHICH IS ABOUT 100 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AND VERY PROMINENT IS LIGHTED AT NIGHT. THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED IN 1903. THERE IS A LOWER AND LESS PROMINENT CROSS ON A CUPOLA ON HOLY CROSS HALL, ABOUT 250 FEET W OF THIS STATION. ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY IS ABOUT 3-1/4 MILES SSE OF THE STATE CAPITOL, ABOUT 1/2 MILE S OF THE S CITY LIMITS OF AUSTIN, AND ABOUT 1/4 MILE E OF U.S. HIGHWAY 81, ON A PROMINENT HILL OVERLOOKING THE CITY OF AUSTIN.
01/01/1961 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (GWM) THE 1935 DESCRIPTION FOR THE STATION IS COMPLETELY ADEQUATE.
01/01/1965 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (JJC) THE INTERSECTION STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ROOF OF THE SPIRE IS COVERED WITH RED TILE AND IS EASY TO DISTINQUISH FROM A DISTANCE.
01/01/1973 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (PDC) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1983 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1983 (JRC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN THE 1965 DESCRIPTION.
01/27/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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