Skip to Content

Details for Benchmark: AW0207

N 29° 44.717 W 095° 20.600 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 45.69

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

Location:
In HARRIS county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
L 54
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
footings/foundation walls of small/medium structures
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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.

N 29° 44.725 W 095° 20.630

This old abandoned warehouse may be torn down soon. It's been seriously vandalized.

Coordinates and pictures accompany

[Photos:]
photoThe Mark
photoWide View
photoNearby

Super easy find. Work down the street.

Found the nearby cache and then this benchmark.

[Photos:]
photoAW207

We haven't done a benchmark in a while so this was a nice change. Five of us managed to miss it the first time by but we spotted going back. Good camo paint.

Found while geocaching today.

[Photos:]
photoAW0207

Quick find after cache.

Out this morning exploring for new cache locations and saw this benchmark. I'm planning on going back to place a cache as soon as I get a container ready.

Got the benchmark, but not the nearby cache.

[Photos:]
photoBM

made a quick find on this one on the way home from work thanks

In good condition

Got the cache, then the benchmark. Sweet!!!

I stopped by to see the benchmark. All of the other pictures posted are better than the one I took in the dark. Still looks the same.

Without reading the description or looking at the pictures, I went hunting for this one. The posted Coordinates were quite a ways off from there it is actually located. Posted coordinates are behind a warehouse. The gate was open so I went in and started looking around. When someone asked me if they could help me I told them I was looking for a benchmark. He thought I was doing an official survey because they were trying to sell the warehouse. I briefly explained what benchmarks were and then I used my phone to look at a picture that was posted and realized where I needed to look.

This was my first benchmark! I refrained from signing it, and I'm glad to report it will probably be here for a long time. At least as long as the building, I hope. Took a picture.

[Photos:]
photoThe AW0207 Benchmark
This is the benchmark I found embedded in a building on the Southeast side of Houston.

Found the nearby cache and then this benchmark.

Found this today when i found its companion cache. How cool!

found it as i see the building everyday i go to work.

Found this when looking for the cache of the same name.

What a fun old building... too bad it is going to ruin!

http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/icon_smile.gif

With all the townhouses going up, this building may not be here much longer.
The only thing keeping it here is the railroad tracks are so close.

Mark located on side of abandoned warehouse. Mark in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoAW0207 Close up
photoAW0207 Looking towards Downtown Houston

Found this one in good condition

[Photos:]
photoAW0207
A view of the disk
photoaw0207loc
A view of the Waddell building, now abandoned, from the south side of the tracks and the east side of Sampson, looking north.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1918 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1973 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 IN HOUSTON. AT HOUSTON, AT THE CROSSING OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILROAD AND SAMPSON STREET, AT THE WADDELL FURNITURE WAREHOUSE AT THE 800 BLOCK OF SAMPSON STREET, SET VERTICALLY IN THE SOUTHWEST BRICK WALL OF THE WAREHOUSE, 4.2 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTH CORNER OF THE WAREHOUSE, 34.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL OF THE MAIN TRACK, 43.5 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE STREET, AND ABOUT 2.5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.
01/01/1976 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1976 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1976 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1976 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1978 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1978 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1986 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1986 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (JLD) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (GLB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (GWS) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (EWG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
06/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (LLT) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (OGR) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (LC) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

Advertising with Us

Return to the Top of the Page