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Details for Benchmark: FH0991

N 35° 22.907 W 094° 24.735 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SEBASTIAN county, AR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FORT SMITH ST BONIFACE CATH CH
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Beautiful church

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Spotted the new cross at this location, but I do not believe it is the original benchmark...

Found while caching through the area with Inxtricablefate, magtfplanner, and Skeletor.

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The spire at this beautiful church is NOT the benchmark spire. The benckmarked spire was made of wood and existed in 1935, but this brick spire was not built until, 1938. Everyone who logs this benchmark as found is sadly mistaken - the old wooden spire that was the benchmark has been destroyed for 80 years. See here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDMQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Flibrary.uafs.edu%2Ffshsj%2F19-01_Complete_Issue.pdf&ei=EJh8VNXwIpDpoAS5j4KQDA&usg=AFQjCNF1wQzxPdmx_jzykbOC-YGuibW7Xg&bvm=bv.80642063,d.cGU

Standing tall and easy to find.

Found before starting the OLR.

Observed this while in the area caching

Guess I need to start doing more research because I go by this place often and never knew it was a B.M. to log.

Stopped by this one and took some pictures today. Will post soon.

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I don't know what bench mark this is but I guess it's the one that is been found!!!

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photoFH0991 St Boniface (3)

As cigarfiend and popupcop have already said, this is not the building in the original description. The building in the orginal description was described in 1935, this building was built in 1938. It's also in a different location. This is not the same building and is not FH0991.

This entry was edited by secondgunman on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 at 11:59:08.

This entry was edited by secondgunman on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 at 19:41:13.

[Photos:]
photoChurch building
photoThe cross

found

Found as described

found with ettabrowneyes

Found as described.

HAVE SEEN THIS LOCATION

found it!

Harzer86

Drove by this one today to make sure it was the right place.

Church is still there found this while on a caching trip.

Church is still there, wife did business with this church, her work was about 2 blocks from this area.

I can see it from where I work.

Found this one while in town Caching.

What a beautiful church.

Drove by this old church while out geocaching.

Found it.

Found with Charlie

Another at the edge of Night.

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photoNIGHT SPIRE
It is up ther as in the other. See pictures on other post.

From the description, the old church building (half way between North B and North C is where the parking lot is now. The new building has been built closer to North B street. I have been in the newer building several times yet I hesitate to log a find given the description.

Found church spire. Condition has changed since 1935. The church is now constructed of brick with a commemorative concrete insert with the dates 1886 (original date of construction) and 1938 (reason unknown, maybe reconstruction in brick). Pictures show spire and insert.

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photoFH0991 Church Marker
photoFH0991 Benchmark

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 ST. BONIFACE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE CHURCH IS A WHITE WOODEN BUILDING WITH A SQUARE WHITE WOODEN TOWER AT THE NW CENTER OVER ENTRANCE. THE UPPER PART OF THE TOWER IS A BELFRY AND IS SMALLER THAN THE LOWER PART. THE BELFRY HAS A LOUVERED WINDOW ON EACH SIDE. THE SPIRE IS SURMOUNTED BY AN OCTAGONAL BROWN SHEET METAL COVERED SPIRE. THE SPIRE HAS A LOUVERED DORMER ON EACH OF FOUR SIDES AND HAS A LARGE BALL AND WHITE CROSS AT THE TIP. THE SPIRE IS ABOUT 90 FEET HIGH AND IS NOT VERY PROMINENT. THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED IN 1886. THE CHURCH IS IN THE CENTRAL PART OF FORT SMITH, ABOUT 75 FEET SE OF N EIGHTEENTH STREET AND ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN N B STREET AND N C STREET.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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