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AG1372 - TAMPA BAY HOTEL SOUTH SPIRE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 56.790 W 082° 27.847
17R E 355964 N 3092138
Quick Description: The southern tower of this unique Tampa landmark.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2009 7:34:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM5KNW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 9

Long Description:
1/1/1934 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (GLA) SPIRE, TALL, SILVER, MOORISH, TAMPA BAY HOTEL, PLANT PARK, TAMPA.
1/1/1941 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1941 (KGC) STATION IS THE LARGEST AND MOST SOUTHERLY ONE OF TWO LARGE SPIRES ON THE E SIDE OF THE BUILDING. THIS BUILDING IS NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA. A SIMILAR TOWER BOTH IN SIZE AND SHAPE IS LOCATED ABOUT 63 METERS N OF THIS STATION AND IS CALLED NORTH TOWER, TAMPA BAY HOTEL - 1908.
1/1/1957 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 (JEW) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE 1941 RECOVERY NOTE IS ADEQUATE. STATION IS NOW KNOWN AS UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA, SOUTHERLY SPIRE.
1/1/1959 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (ALW) THIS STATION WAS RECOVERED IN MARCH, 1959. IT IS LOCATED AT TAMPA, 50 YD. N OF THE JUNCTION OF LAFAYETTE STREET AND HYDE PARK AVENUE, ON THE E SIDE OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA, THE MOST S ONE OF THE TWO LARGEST SPIRES.
1/1/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 (BR) STATION RECOVERED GOOD. TAMPA BAY HOTEL SOUTHERLY SPIRE, ESTAB. 1934, LAT 27 56 46 N LO 82 27 51 W, BOOK 2, PAGE 215 (LANDMARK). STATION LOCATION--QUAD N 27082144 QSN 0028. THIS STATION IS THE LARGEST AND MOST SOUTHERLY ONE OF TWO LARGE SPIRES ON THE E SIDE OF THE BUILDING. THE BUILDING IS NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA. THE STATION IS 50 YARDS N OF THE JUNCTION OF LAFAYETTE ST. AND HYDE PARK AVE. ON THE E SIDE OF THE MAIN BUILDING.

First located by skyboy01 on 5/5/2003
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Spire

County: Hillsborough

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

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NGS PID: AG1372

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Not listed

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