N 53

NGS PID:
LZ0025
Coordinates:
N 41.64378° W 76.16129°
Location:
Elevation:
656.28 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Post
Year Established:
1934
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of July 17, 2015

Despite the fact that this bench mark was reported found in 2005, it still felt like a long shot to me. I typically don't have high hopes for marks near old railroad tracks, especially when they're set in concrete posts. But Rich and I were pleased to see that a small park now exists at this site, and we were absolutely thrilled when we noticed the mark as the centerpiece of a small landscaped bed. It has the appearance of an enthroned queen! The disk is in excellent condition, and the post still projects about six inches and has received a coat of red paint sometime in the past few years. "Wow," Rich kept saying, "I can't get over that!"

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 surrounding area is now a small park. The monument is situated in a landscaped flower bed. (Also reported projecting, at a height of 4 inches.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>