538

NGS PID:
LY0515
Coordinates:
N 41.258166° W 74.3586°
Location:
Elevation:
537.18 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Stone Foundation
Year Established:
1903
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of October 30, 2004

I was in Warwick for a day of wine-tasting and touring the countryside with my parents. I happened to notice this mark while we were stopped on Main Street. My father was willing to pull over into the adjacent parking lot, and he even came along with me as I recorded the coordinates and took my photos. The disk is in good condition, especially for such an old mark. This building has made a neat transformation from an old church into commercial space; it now houses a video store and antique market, among other businesses.

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 Methodist Church is now the Clocktower Building. Autonomous (non-corrected) handheld GPS coordinates for the station are 41 15 29.40(N) 074 21 30.96(W).

USGS Bench Mark Disk 538
USGS Bench Mark Disk 538
The mark is set vertically in the building foundation.
The mark is set vertically in the building foundation.
Easy to spot from a distance ...
Easy to spot from a distance …
This old church is now a commercial plaza.
This old church is now a commercial plaza.