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Details for Benchmark: MY3117

N 42° 21.688 W 071° 04.868 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 10

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

Location:
In MIDDLESEX county, MA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FILENE 1938
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Did not find. Building no longer exists at this location. In its place is a multi-story office building. I walked a little further down Memorial Drive. Next to the office building is the Arthur D. Little building (when the company was part of MIT) - its cornerstone says 1917.

[Photos:]
photoView of new building (at location) and ADL bldg.
View is toward Longfellow Bridge. Tower is at the waypoint location.
photoTower with Land Blvd forking right
photoView other direction, tower

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1938 by MA0120 (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CITY OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1938 A CITY PLANNING BOARD BRONZE DISK SET IN A SQUARE CONCRETE PIMPLE ON TAR AND GRAVEL ROOF OF STAIRWAY PENTHOUSE ON THE MIDDLE OF SE SIDE OF FILENES BUILDING, SITUATED ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF MEMORIAL DRIVE IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS. IT IS SITUATED 6.066 METERS SE OF NW CORNER OF PENTHOUSE. 8.39 METERS S OF NE CORNER. 7.53 METERS SW OF SE CORNER OF PENTHOUSE. NO REFERENCE MARKS, TIES ONLY.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • 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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