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Details for Benchmark: KV5500

N 40° 20.923 W 074° 39.559 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In MERCER county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
PRINCETON U NASSAU HALL SPIRE
Marker Type:
spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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found while walking around campus.

Still kickin' it. Have passed many times before, finally took some time to admire it today.

Found while geocaching in the area today.

Visiting family in area, sister-in-law and I walking around University area and then driving around town for a bit...beautiful old buildings..

Discovered today while caching.
Logged with GCDroid.

I came today at lunchtime for the survey disk benchmark at this site. But I suspected there was also a spire benchmark at Nassau Hall as well. The Princeton University campus is loaded with spire benchmarks!

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark KV5500 Princeton - Nassau Hall Spire
photoAnother Shot of the Nassau Hall Spire

#3983 15:00
We have a meeting in front of it.

Saw while caching in the Princeton area.

[Photos:]
photoKV5500

Visited the area often over the last year.

Found it with DaisyGirl75

Found while strolling the beautiful Princeton campus. Remarkable architecture.

The spire is in good condition, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, will remain for many years to come.

Another hard to miss one. Lots of trees though you get close. Took a picture as best i could.

[Photos:]
photoThe Spire

Easy find

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1933 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 (GLA) STATION IS ON TOP OF NASSAU HALL, OLDEST BUILDING AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, FRONTS ON NASSAU STREET TOWARD W. BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OF RED SANDSTONE, 3 STORIES HIGH, IN SHAPE OF T WITH BELFRY AT CENTER. BELFRY WHITE WITH CLOCK NEAR TOP. MOUNTS A BLACK DOME AND CUPOLA ABOVE (WHITE) WITH GOLD BALL AND WEATHER VANE ARROW AT TOP. ABOUT 100 FEET FROM GROUND LEVEL. HIGH TREES ALL AROUND. ABOUT 200 FEET TO S PROPERTY LINE OF NASSAU STREET. FRONTS N TOWARD ARTHERSPOON AVENUE WHICH TS INTO NASSAU 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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