PTS 30 1899 1905

NGS PID:
KW0855
Coordinates:
N 40.263277° W 76.883361°
Location:
Elevation:
363.68 ft.
Type:
Traverse Station Disk
Setting:
Stone Building
Year Established:
1905
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 13, 2015

After viewing the capitol dome from the street and taking our photos, we entered the park to look for this primary traverse station. Initially we were concerned when we saw the fenced-off area near the south corner of the building, but fortunately the fence stops a few inches short of the disk and we were able to access it. While Rich and Dad hopped around trying to get warm, I took my photos (quickly, because my fingers froze immediately when I removed my gloves in order to operate the camera). The disk is in excellent condition and is set into the south corner of the southwest face of the Speaker Matthew J. Ryan Building.

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

Mark recovered in good condition in Capitol Park, as described. The building is now the Speaker Matthew J. Ryan Building.

USGS Traverse Station Disk PTS 30 1899 1905
USGS Traverse Station Disk PTS 30 1899 1905
Eyelevel view of the disk near the corner of the building.
Eyelevel view of the disk near the corner of the building.
The disk is currently just outside the construction area.
The disk is currently just outside the construction area.
Looking NE toward the building and mark in the corner.
Looking NE toward the building and mark in the corner.