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Details for Benchmark: KV4106

N 40° 46.469 W 074° 01.763 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In HUDSON county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
UNION CITY PUBLIC SCH 2 SPIRE
Marker Type:
spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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This one is a real quandry. The description is quite explicit: On Palisades Avenue, between Angelique and Maple Streets'. The coordinates are .40 mile off. Those coordinates are for the former school associated with Holy Family Church on 35th Street, west of Bergenline. The school at Angelique and Palisades is the Daniel Webster School 2. It was built in 1939 (see cornerstone). USPSQD could not possibly have observed the spire in 1989. It is in Weehawken, not Union City. Anyone with a sense of direction would consider this the east side of Palisades, not the south side. The school on 35th (now Bergen Catholic Guadalupe) does not come close to the description. This benchmark was destroyed many years ago, despite USPSQD claims. What to do with this one?

[Photos:]
photoKV4106?!?
Angelique at Palisades. There is no octagonal spire! The schoold was built in 1939.
photoCornerstone of Daniel Webster School 2
This school was built in 1939. See picture.
photoDaniel Webster School #2
The coordinates are terribly bad, but this is what is at the described location. The school has no spire, and was built in 1939, but it is between Angelique and Maple, on Palisades Avenue.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1932 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (RWW) THE SMALL SPIRE W OF THE HUDSON RIVER, IN UNION CITY ON THE S SIDE OF PALISADE AVENUE BETWEEN ANGELIQUE AND MAPLE STREETS, ATOP PUBLIC SCHOOL 2, RISING FROM THE CENTRAL PART OF THIS IRREGULARLY-SHAPED, WHITE-STONE-TRIMMED RED-BRICK BUILDING. IT IS A RED-ROOFED, OCTAGONAL SPIRE. THE STATION IS THE BALL AT THE SPIRE-APEX, APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET ABOVE GROUND.
1/1/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (SL) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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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