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Details for Benchmark: MB2557

N 41° 09.065 W 081° 20.838 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In PORTAGE county, OH View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY STACK
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Good thing I logged these last fall, I was shocked to see them gone this week, both of the stacks. I drove around to the back for a closer look, and they are indeed gone thanks to whatever renovation they are doing.

From Kent State's e-inside newsletter in late 2013:

Terrace Drive Heating Plant Rehabilitation, Phase I
Demolition continues inside the Terrace Drive Heating Plant, which was vacated several years ago when operations transferred to the new, state-of-the-art Power Plant on Summit Street. Smokestacks are being dismantled, signifying removal of the final remnant of this former heating plant's coal burning days. Once construction is completed, the School of Art sculpture program will relocate from Vogias Garage to the renovated spaces.

Found in good condition--

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photoMB2557 KSU Stack

Found this one while walking around and finding caches today.

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photoMB2557
Here is the one stack!

Pass by here all the time on the way to and from classes.

Found on way back home from an event in Stow. Found with help from other logs.

Found this stack still standing and in good condition while Geocaching in the area today.

[Photos:]
photoBM MB2557 (stack on right)

Both stacks found as described.

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photomb2557 16906.jpg

The mark is in good condition at the posted coordinates.

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photoMB2557 - Looking S toward mark
photoMB2557 - Looking W toward mark

Both of these stacks have been on the Kent State University campus as long as I can remember. I went to KSU back in the late 60's and they were used for the coal burning boilers to heat the campus buildings. They have been replaced by new natural gas fired boilers on the otherside of the campus. They have removed over half of the brick structures for safety reasons.
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[Photos:]
photoNorth Stack
This is a small portion of what it once was back in the 60's but it is still massive.

I pass these stacks every week.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1950 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (PLB) THE STATION IS LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN THE CENTER OF KENT. IT IS AT THE REAR OF THE POWER PLANT ON TERRACE DRIVE. THE STACK IS OF YELLOW BRICK CONSTRUCTION, 175 FEET HIGH, 10 FEET IN DIAMETER AT THE BASE AND 6 FEET IN DIAMETER AT THE TOP. THE STACK IS OWNED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND WAS ERECTED IN 1937.
01/01/1977 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1977 (JRS) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED, WITH PREVIOUS DESCRIPTION IN QUAD 410812-1026. THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE KENT, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY STACK. IT IS THE NORTH ONE OF TWO YELLOW BRICK STACKS AND IS APPROXIMATELY 175 FEET HIGH. IT IS LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, ABOUT 0.5 MILE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF KENT, AND 160 FEET SOUTHEAST OF TERRACE DRIVE. DESCRIBED BY D.C. FRAZIER, TYPED BY B.R. LEWIS.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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