L 469

NGS PID:
DA1210
Coordinates:
N 32.371856° W 112.864599°
Location:
Elevation:
1785.68 ft.
Type:
Vertical Control Mark
Setting:
Concrete Foundation
Year Established:
1980
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of April 30, 2017

Benchmarks set in historic buildings such as schools and train stations always attract my attention. They usually aren't difficult to find, but they give me a chance to explore the history of a new town as I research its buildings and public spaces.

L 469 is set into the base of the doorway at the old Curley School, an impressive and imposing buiding filling the triangle between Venanda and Esperanza Avenues. We visited around 7:00pm and the fading daylight added a somber quality to the scene. Rich and I both wondered what it would have been like to attend grade school here, years ago. The old school building has since been turned into apartments that are rented out as live-work space for artists and artisans. We didn't notice much activity when we visited, though.

The disk is in good condition and is easily accessible.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition. The former Curley School now houses the Curley School Artisan Apartments. The building is located at the intersection of W Esperanza and W Vananda Avenues.

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