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Details for Benchmark: ME2699

N 41° 45.230 W 087° 42.434 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 617

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

Location:
In COOK county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
RHEEM
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Got to within 11 feet of this one, but a chain link fence stood in the way. But if this mark still exists, it was entirely covered by snow.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (FN) STATION IS LOCATED IN CHICAGO, ON THE GROUNDS OF THE RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY. THE MARK IS SET IN AN IDLE LOT IN REAR OF THE FACTORY. IT IS ABOUT 0.15 MILE DUE W OF THE FACTORY BUILDING, 22 FEET S OF A 4-INCH POPLAR TREE, AND 32 FEET N OF A WEEPING WILLOW BUSH. THE MARK IS STAMPED RHEEM 1944 AND IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, REFERENCE, AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS 93.15 FEET SW OF THE STATION. IT IS STAMPED RHEEM NO 1 1944 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS 69.74 FEET NW OF THE STATION. IT IS STAMPED RHEEM NO 2 1944 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. AZIMUTH MARK IS E OF THE STATION, LOCATED ON THE E SIDE OF KEDZIE AVENUE, OPPOSITE THE DRIVEWAY INTO THE RHEEM MANUFACTURNING COMPANY, 11-1/2 FEET E OF A FIRE PLUG, AND 3-1/2 FEET SE OF A SIDEWALK CORNER. IT IS STAMPED RHEEM 1944 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 6 INCHES. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 7 AND KEDZIE AVENUE IN CHICAGO, GO N ON KEDZIE AVENUE FOR 0.25 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE RIGHT. TURN LEFT ENTERING THE RHEEMS MANUFACTURING COMPANY DRIVEWAY TO A GATE. PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND GO W FOR 0.15 MILE TO ANOTHER GATE IN REAR OF THE FACTORY BUILDING. PASS THROUGH THIS GATE AND GO 0.15 MILE DUE W TO THE STATION. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK - 30 METERS.
01/01/1948 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (FN) STATION AND R.M. 2 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN 1944. R.M. 1 IS NOW BURIED BENEATH A LARGE PILE OF BROKEN UP CONCRETE PAVEMENT. THE AZIMUTH MARK HAS BEEN MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS- STATION IS LOCATED IN CHICAGO, IN AN IDLE LOT IN THE REAR OF THE RHEEM MANUFACTURING CO. AT 7600 SO. KEDZIE AVENUE. IT IS ABOUT 0.15 MILE W OF THE FACTORY BUILDING, 22 FEET S OF A 4-INCH POPLAR TREE, 32 FEET N OF A WEEPING WILLOW BUSH, AND ABOUT 5 FEET W OF A 4- BY 4-INCH WITNESS POST PAINTED WHITE. STATION MARK IS A BRONZE DISK SET IN A CONCRETE POST AND IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. DISK IS STAMPED RHEEM 1944. R.M. 1 IS BURIED BENEATH A LARGE PILE OF DEBRIS AND IS LOST FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES. R.M. 2 IS 69.74 FEET NW OF THE STATION, ON A RIDGE FORMING THE W BOUNDARY OF THE LOT. IT IS A BRONZE DISK SET IN A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING ABOUT 6 INCHES. DISK IS STAMPED RHEEM NO 2 1944. AZIMUTH MARK IS NOW ABOUT 0.35 MILE SE OF THE STATION, IN THE LOWEST COPING OF THE N ABUTMENT OF THE BRIDGE OF THE WABASH RAILROAD CROSSING OVER THE LARGE INTERSECTION OF WEST SEVENTH-NINTH STREET, SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE, AND THE SW HIGHWAY. IT IS A BRONZE DISK, STAMPED RHEEM 1944, SET FLUSH IN A DRILL HOLE. TO REACH THE STATION, ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN GATE OF THE RHEEM MANUFACTURING CO. AT 7600 SO. KEDZIE AVENUE TO THE PLANTS PARKING LOT. PROCEED W ON FOOT FOR ABOUT 0.15 MILE TO THE STATION.
01/01/1952 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 (LWQ) THE STATION WAS FOUND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. DESCRIPTION ADEQUATE.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1999.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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