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Details for Benchmark: HT1335

N 37° 27.200 W 122° 10.950 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 73.9

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In SAN MATEO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
UU 110
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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This was easily found.

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Found UU110/1932 as described at the coordinate provide by markens in 2002.

Quick find. The former BBC restaurant and bar is undergoing major renovation to open again at a later date.

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Found where described

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Easy to find. Waymarked it in the benchmark category. WM706F

Funder foto og mere senere

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Found easily as described. Unfotunate paint job.

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Another one of those places I've walked by a thousand times without knowing about it!
-Subfour

Area shot looking northerly from NE side of El Camino Real. Disk is on horizontal section of ledge between the columns, partly in the shadow of the electrical conduit.

N 37 27 13.1 W 122 10 58.1 HH2 (NAD 83)

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KurtP & I looked for this one yesterday without success. Frustrating! After studying past pictures in the logs I figured out where it had to be. And it was. It has been painted white and blends in very well.

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RowanF and I came by yesterday and couldn't find it. After reading the logs we found it today. It has been painted over which makes it harder to see.

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Found it -- still unobscured by landscaping.

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I was hoping to make this a drive-by but I couldn't spot it and actually had to stop and look for it. :) Easily found once on foot though. It's a lot easier finding benchmarks with good prior logs available, thanks to those folks!!!

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No more pink paint and the bushes are gone. Walked past the corner over 100 times and did not know the benchmark was there.

[This entry was edited by TimberToo on Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 3:46:44 PM.]

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Walked by it once without noticing it, but found it on my way back.

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Thanks to Markens for the tips on finding this; those official descriptions get pretty convoluted! I'll upload photos of the benchmark and the British Bankers Club.

While you're in Menlo Park, be sure to check out the unlisted benchmark at the [b] USGS Western Region Headquarters.[/b] It's in the flagpole circle in front of the map sales building, off Middlefield between Willow and Ringwood/Ravenswood. The mark is called WMC 1994 (WMC for the USGS's Western Mapping Center; 1994 for the year the control mark was placed). According to USGS, its coordinates are:

 N   37 deg. 27' 22.636
 W 122 deg. 10' 14.535

The flagpole circle is planted with lovely California native and other mediterranean plants. Do visit it if you get the chance. You can see photos of the benchmark and the surrounding area on my profile page.

[last edit: 9/12/2003 11:58:36 PM PST]

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UU 110 in Menlo Park, California
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British Bankers Club, location of UU 110
N 37° 27.219 W 122° 10.974

On the side of the BBC Pub building facing El Camino Real, very near the corner at Santa Cruz Ave. Behind some bushes, although very easy to see from the sidewalk on the Santa Cruze Ave side. The BM is circled with flourescent pink paint, and the ID is readable. Didn't have my camera with me today, unfortunately.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 AT MENLO PARK. AT MENLO PARK, 0.1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD STATION, AT THE INTERSECTION OF SANTA CRUZ AVENUE AND EL CAMINO REAL (U.S. HIGHWAY 101), AT THE ELLIOT BUILDING, IN THE TOP OF A PROJECTION OF THE GRANITE BLOCK FOUNDATION, BETWEEN TWO GRANITE BLOCK COLUMNS, 15.9 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CURB OF THE AVENUE, 12.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CURB OF THE HIGHWAY, 0.3 FOOT SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST BRICK WALL, AND 2.0 FEET ABOVE THE SIDEWALK.
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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