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Details for Benchmark: HV3961

N 38° 54.412 W 077° 04.368 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA county, DC View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GEORGETOWN UNIV LOWER SPIRE
Marker Type:
spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it on my Georgetown Glow Tour
Thanks

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First try:
Cool.??

Second try:
Quite simply searched, found, finished ...

And now again right:
On our way from Leipzig on vacation to New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago, Sioux City, Badlands NP, Mount Rushmore, Bighorn Mountains, Cody, Yellowstone NP, Jackson, Grand Teton NP, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon NP, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Williams, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, Los Angeles, Visalia, Yosemite NP, Modesto and San Francisco we came right here. Of course, we also wanted this one GeoCache / Benchmark on the To-Do list to pick up. And now there is a smiling face. There were no problems ... Yes, the destination fits. Thus: the end is good, all right ...

In other words:
Everything is there, where it belongs, undamaged and waiting for the next visitors.

Now we like to say:
Thank you for your GeoCache / Benchmark and another smiley on our map.

Greetings from Mrs. Lu and Mr. Lu

Mersi fir des Dous - Danke für die Dose - Thanks for that Cache- Merci pour la Cache - Dzieki za Cache - Grazie per questo Cache - Takk for at Cache - Obrigado por isso Cache - Gracias por el Cache - Díky za keš - Aciu už ta talpykla - Paldies par šo Cache - Aitäh selle eest Cache - ??????? ?? ?? ??? - Kiitos, että Cache - Tack för att Cache - Tak for denne Cache - Hvala cache - ???a??st? ??a t? µ??µ? cache - ???????? - Önbellek için tesekkürler - Köszönjük, hogy a cache - Bedankt voor de cache - Graças para o cache - Dankon pro la kasmemoron

Stopped by this afternoon while geocaching and waymarking in the area.

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photoHV3961

Recovered as described

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photoGeorgetown Spires
Visible on the left in this photo

As seen from the business school (off to the right). (Two other benchmarks can also be seen ... note the Washington Monument in the distance.)

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photoLower spire is off to the right

Recovered in good condition...

A quick grab as on the key bridge.

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photoimage

Took a bunch of aerial benchmark photos today. Spotted a few spires and towers that were obvious on my trip through Maryland and Pennsylvania. Still standing. See photo(s).

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photoAerial photo flying over the Potomac

Attending a Military Reunion for our ship in Washington DC and doing a little caching while in the area. Observed the Benchmark also.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

Can´t miss this one. :)

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Discovered whilst participating in a conference at Georgetown Uni.

Found before looking for the geocache just outside the main gate. The spire on the left is the benchmark.

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photoView from the ground on campus.

Discovered while touring campus with prospective student runXCgirl.

Spotted from Rte 66 in Rosslyn today.

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photoHV3961

Found as describved

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Found while sightseeing.

Found while roaming around during the GS 100th anniversary celebration.

Used to pass by this one alllll the time. Go G-Dub!!!

I love the old architectural BMs

saw it

Still there :)

Found as we drove by on the GW Parkway.

Found today while visiting Georgetown

Did a football scrimmage here.
Murphys-Law

Caught this one doing some geocaching in the area.

This is the spire at the east end of Healy Hall. The spire in the center is station COL (HV3990).

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photoGEORGETOWN UNIV LOWER SPIRE (HV3961), Wash., DC
Photographed from near the university library. Spire at lower left, with two decorative lightning rods on it, is station COL (HV3990).

I pass by here all the time, but traffic is frequently so bad that I don't look up. This time I did, and lo and behold - the benchmark!

Recovered this morning in good condition.

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photoGEORGETOWN UNIV LOWER SPIRE - Washington, DC
photoGEORGETOWN UNIV LOWER SPIRE (2) - Washington, DC
The benchmark is the spire to the left.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (JHB) THIS IS AN UNOCCUPIED STATION. THE OBJECT OBSERVED UPON WAS THE SINGLE FINIAL ON THE LOWER OF THE TWO PROMINENT SPIRES ON THE MAIN BUILDING AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY.
01/01/1938 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1938 (TMP) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1946 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (JMN) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION. DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE.
01/01/1946 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (RCB) STATION RECOVERD AS DESCRIBED. A COMPLETE NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS--THIS IS AN UNOCCUPIED STATION. THE STATION OBSERVED UPON IS THE LOWER OF THE TWO PROMINENT SPIRES ON THE MAIN BUILDING AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY.
01/01/1959 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (JKR) THIS INTERSECTION STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1961 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (JPP) THIS STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND WAS FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1974 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1974 (GWJ) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1979 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1979 (BMP) THE LANDMARK INTERSECTED WAS THE LOWER OF THE TWO PROMINENT SPIRES IN THE MAIN BUILDINGS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON D.C. THE BUILDING IS NOW CALLED HEALEY HALL.
06/07/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1995 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in November 1994.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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