Q 340

N 40.712783° W 74.011116°
13.29 ft.
Bench Mark Disk
Door Sill
Year Established:
Established By:
Good as of July 30, 2005

This was our final NGS mark for the day. As the previous finder mentioned, the entire door sill has been painted over with a thick layer of yellow paint, and as a result the mark was difficult to spot even though the directions were explicit. I walked past it twice before noticing the vague "lump" on the Parcel Post door sill. Currently the mark is easily accessible from the sidewalk; though there is still construction in the area, the doorway is no longer covered by plywood as is mentioned in the January 2004 NGS recovery note. I was unable to get a GPS reading of any kind in this area.

Like "Trippers," we then explored the area a bit and found many more marks nearby. Because of the current reconstruction and restoration of this downtown area, it seems nearly every corner holds some sort of survey mark—either a cross chiseled in the sidewalk, or a survey disk.

We found and documented the following disks: WEB, WEM, BP, CD, CL, BRD

We also found BB, but we couldn't photograph it because at the moment it was located directly beneath the feet of a Chinese woman working at a souvenir stand.

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

Recovered in good condition. Door sill and mark have been covered with yellow paint. The doorway is no longer covered and the mark can be accessed easily from the sidewalk.