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Details for Benchmark: MB2617

N 41° 09.055 W 081° 20.856 (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 KSU S STACK
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown 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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photoMB2617 KSU S Stack

Found this one while walking around and doing some caching.

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photoMB2617
Here it is!

Here's another one I see all the time...that will happen when you take classes on this campus.

Found with the help of previus logs.

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

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photoBM MB2617 (stack on left)

Both stacks are present.

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photoMB2617 16906.jpg

The mark is in good condition at the posted coordinates.

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photoMB2617 - Looking E toward mark
photoMB2617 - Looking N 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 They have been replaced by new natural gas fired boilers on the otherside of the campus.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:]
photoSouth Tower
This is a small part of what it once was back in the the late 60's but it is still massive.

It was right there as always, though I believe the top portion has been cut off now that the power plant is no longer in use

I pass these stacks every week.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1977 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1977 (JRS) THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE KENT, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY SOUTH STACK. IT IS THE SOUTH AND TALLER OF TWO YELLOW BRICK STACKS AND APPROXIMATELY 200 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 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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