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Details for Benchmark: KV3609

N 40° 35.912 W 075° 29.946 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LEHIGH county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ALLENTOWN PHOEBE HOME SPIRE
Marker Type:
spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Discovered with inxtricablfate on a weekend road trip around the eastern portion of Pennsylvania !

[Photos:]
photoAllentown Phoebe Home Spire
photoAllentown Phoebe Home Spire (Close-Up)

Traveling to a Military Ship's Reunion in Rhode Island and picking up a few Geological Survey Bench Marks along the way as well as Caching a little.
Old Professor - Tipton, Missouri.

Our 61st benchmark!

[Photos:]
photo

Saw this spire while caching in the area with Schwandt.

[Photos:]
photoKV3609

I have driven past here many, many times driving in and out of this nursing home. I also live 2blocks from here. Wil be looking for more near by.

Saw this spire many, many times as I used to volunteer and then work at Phoebe Home. I've even been up in the spire. Unfortunately, did not have my camera at the time.

Passed by this one today.

saw this one from the distance

saw this one while delivering in the area

Drove from Lancaster County today to take the family to the Crayola factory and Ringing Rock State Park for some caching and benchmarking.
Saw this one as we were driving by.

Pretty cool church spire

Drive by this one regularly

Drive by it quite often.

Found it pretty easily;took photo ,off to next BM.it's in good shape and will be there hopefully another 20 years!
sclave

[Photos:]
photoFrom Turner St looking NE. front of building.

Driving through Allentown.

#5 - We see this station as we go to the Fairgrounds Farmers Market each week. Didn't know it significance other than to keep the rain out of the building! akp

[Photos:]
photoFront of Phoebe Home and Spire
Taken from Turner St looking NW toward the front of Phoebe home.

looks out window Yup, Still there!

Easy one

Another easy benchmark for those who travel about the Lehigh Valley.

Not an actual benchmark, but a spire useful if you don't have a benchmark nearby.

[Photos:]
photoPhoebe Home and spire
Taken from the Allentown Fairgrounds, near Ag. Hall, facing South.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (JCC) THE STATION IS THE TOP AND CENTER OF THE PHOEBE HOME, SPIRE. LOCATED IN THE WEST SECTION OF WEST ALLENTOWN. IT IS A PYRAMIDAL, WHITE, SPIRE MOUNTED ON THE APEX AND CENTER OF A BELFRY, AND HAS A ROD AND WEATHER VANE ON TOP. THE BELFRY AND SPIRE ARE CONSTRUCTED ON THE SOUTH, CENTER, END OF A LARGE THREE-STORY 200 FEET SQUARE GRAY STONE BUILDING. THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE IS APPROXIMATELY 75 FEET,
12/31/1999 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1999 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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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