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Details for Benchmark: CS2941

N 32° 44.684 W 097° 20.267 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FORT WORTH PUBLIC MARKET TOWER
Marker Type:
tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Stopped in town for a couple caches while traveling through to Geowoodstock. Easy spots to see while driving by.

Seen while out with J&LA. :)

Recovered mark as described, appears to be in good condition.

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Saw this while caching around downtown - appears to be in good shape.

Spied this BM while driving around Ft Worth during Woodstock

Too bad it's boarded up.

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Spotted this one while geocaching with A Misplaced Texan and Marshfeather.

Spotted while admiring the many interesting buildings in the area.

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Out and about and got this benchmark...

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Found.

Found.

Stopped in town for a couple caches while traveling through to Geowoodstock. Easy spots to see while driving by.

Found in good condition, though the building has been closed for many years.

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I was close by at the Masonic Temple for an event. I found a geocache there and was pleasantly surprised to see that I'd pass right by such a visible benchmark on my way home.

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From the other side of I-30

saw it while waiting for the doctor down the street

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We were heading to the fire station downtown and stopped to snap a pic of this building.
It's a shame that it has not been updated and used.

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This is a really cool old building. I have been by here at least 20 to 30 times in the last year. Never realized it was a benchmark until today, If you are getting on I-30 going east from downtown Fort Worth, you can't miss it! Sad to see it all board up and not being used.

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Found on a trip to the Joint Reserve Base.

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Hope someone renovates this beautiful building.

I have passed by here a couple of times recently and wondered if this was a benchmark. Finally looked it up and sure enough it is.

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Nice old building. Thanks!

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Out grabbing caches and found this benchmark

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Wow, this is a beautiful building... it's so sad that it's effectively abandoned. Logging this benchmark all the same.

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Drove past this one on the way home today after getting a nearby geocache.

We finally took a pic so we can claim this as find! This has been around for as long as I remember, and I am 66 years old.

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Love the architecture here.

found

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Empty and for sale.

Grabbed this one while I was in the area for work. Beautiful building, shame that it sits empty!

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Found this Benchmark/tower on a very rainy Saturday afternoon.
Looks like the place is not in use at present?
Very interesting building.
mseeley

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My grandfather remembered when this was a farmer's market, but I only ever knew it as an office building, and mostly vacant at that. This is a great Art Deco building in a tough spot to get to.

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Found this with Little G on a benchmark run tonight.

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Moze informed me of this one. We always drive by it but I never knew till he showed me. ahhh the things we can learn just by reading.

Drive by this one everyday as I work a stone's throw from it..Used to be a business there called Cadillac Plastic at one time, not sure now though..Always liked this building.

Moze..

Found this after I thought about it--
http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Fort_Worth_Public_Market

Tower found in good condition.

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Looking southwest directly at the tower from the northeast corner of the property.

The Fort Worth Public Market Tower was recovered as described, in good condition.

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Tower was located on station in good condition.

[This entry was edited by Goat Haunt on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 6:27:54 PM.]

5th of 5 today w/Kodywody

This one is extremely easy to find, especially if you are familiar with Fort Worth.

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This is the building.

This was an easy one no GPS or map needed for this one. Always have admired this building for it's artwork and architecture.

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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 TOWER AT THE NE CORNER OF THE PUBLIC MARKET, IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS. IT IS ABOUT 65 FEET W OF THE CENTER LINE OF HENDERSON STREET AND ABOUT 70 FEET S OF THE CENTER LINE OF EL PASO STREET. THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED IN 1931. THE TOWER IS QUITE PROMINENT. THE TOWER IS A SQUARE YELLOW BRICK STRUCTURE SET DIAGONALLY INTO THE CORNER OF THE BUILDING. IT IS IN TWO SECTIONS. THE LOWER SECTION IS ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH. IT HAS A LARGE STAINED GLASS WINDOW ON THE NE SIDE WITH THE WORDS PUBLIC MARKET SET DIAGONALLY INTO THE GLASS. THERE ARE LARGE GLASS WINDOWS ON THE OTHER SIDES. THERE ARE BRACKET LIGHTS ON THE N AND W CORNERS. THE TOP SECTION IS A SMALLER TOWER ABOUT 20 FEET HIGH WITH A LARGE ARCHED OPENING ON EACH SIDE, ABOVE WHICH THERE ARE THREE SMALL SQUARE OPENINGS. THE ROOF IS A RED TILE STRUCTURE ABOUT 10 FEET HIGH WITH A 5-FOOT FLAGSTAFF AT ITS APEX. THE TOTAL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 135 FEET.

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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