Skip to Content

Details for Benchmark: KV5506

N 40° 20.433 W 074° 39.874 (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 CLEV HALL SE SPIRE
Marker Type:
spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Must Read!

Benchmarks may be on private property or in dangerous locations. Obey local laws. By using the services on Geocaching.com you agree to this disclaimer.

Saw this hall spire while caching in the area.

[Photos:]
photoKV5506

found while walking around campus.

Visiting family in area, sister-in-law walking around here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon...Beautiful university..

[Photos:]
photoSpires

Found during a visit from Florida.

Discovered today while caching.
Logged with GCDroid.

As the Coast and Geodetic Survey (CGS) comments from 1933 stated, YES, this is a ". . . very imposing structure", especially up close at the benchmark coordinates! Found on a very hot & humid June day on a lunch break.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark KV5506 Princeton - Cleveland Tower Spire
photoBenchmark KV5506 Princeton - Cleveland Tower Spire
Hello up there!

Going through some old photos and came across the photo of a Princeton University Hall, a benchmark, which was located while geocaching with djbtex 7/28/2009.

[Photos:]
photoPrinceton University Hall

Found it with DaisyGirl75

Found it.

Stately tower looms over the campus golf course. There are four spires on the tower; the benchmark is the southeast corner spire, which is at the corner of the building and is the near left spire when viewed from the parking lot.

[Photos:]
photoPRINCETON [NJ] U CLEV HALL SE SPIRE (KV5506)
Photographed from the golf course to the southeast. The benchmark is the tallest-looking spire in the photo, second from right. (Not sure whether the spire is actually taller or if it's just a trick of perspective.)

Don't know how I forgot this one.

Description is imposing and i must agree. you can literally pull right up to the tower and park. They have some hours where you can actually climb the tower as well but i didnt venture up.

[Photos:]
photoThe East spires
This is a square tower with a spire on each corner, this was the East face of the tower.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1933 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 (GLA) STATION IS ABOUT 1/4 MILE E OF NASSAU STREET, ON S SIDE OF GOLF COURSE, IN S SIDE OF PRINCETON. LOCATED ABOUT 1/2 MILE S OF MAIN SCHOOL (PRINCETON). CLEVELAND HALL BUILT OF NATIVE SANDSTONE, TRIMMED WITH LIMESTONE, AND IS VERY IMPOSING STRUCTURE. UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW TO E. HIDDEN FROM W. SPIRE IS AT SE CORNER OF BUILDING. ABOUT 150 FEET HIGH, 40 FEET SQUARE. EACH CORNER MOUNTS A VERY ORNATE CUT STONE BELFRY, PROBABLY COPPER WORK AT PINNACLES, PAINTED GRAY. LIGHTNING ROD ON EACH PINNACLE.

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.

Advertising with Us

Return to the Top of the Page