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Octagonal Chimney -- R. K. Welsh Elementary School, Rockford IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 42° 17.694 W 089° 05.344
16T E 327785 N 4684632
Quick Description: The interesting octagonal powerhouse chimney behind the R. K. Welsh Elementary School in Rockford IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2012 10:11:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMFFE2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 4

Long Description:
The octagonal powerhouse chimney for the R. K Welsh Elementary School in Rockford IL is also NGS benchmark intersection station NH1434.

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NH1434 DESIGNATION - ROCKFORD R K WELSH SCH STACK
NH1434 PID - NH1434
NH1434 STATE/COUNTY- IL/WINNEBAGO
NH1434 COUNTRY - US
NH1434 USGS QUAD - ROCKFORD NORTH (1993)
NH1434
NH1434 *CURRENT SURVEY CONTROL
NH1434 ______________________________________________________________________
NH1434* NAD 83(1997) POS- 42 17 42.74606(N) 089 05 16.66060(W) ADJ
NH1434* NAVD 88 ORTHO HEIGHT - **(meters) ** (feet)
NH1434 NH1434_U.S. NATL GRID SPATIAL ADDR: 16TCM2787784664(NAD 83)
NH1434
NH1434_MARKER: 63 = STACK
NH1434_SATELLITE: THE SITE LOCATION WAS REPORTED AS SUITABLE FOR
NH1434+SATELLITE: SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS - July 25, 2012
NH1434
NH1434 HISTORY - Date Condition Report By
NH1434 HISTORY - 1935 FIRST OBSERVED CGS
NH1434 HISTORY - 1954 GOOD CGS
NH1434 HISTORY - 1960 GOOD CGS
NH1434 HISTORY - 1972 GOOD NGS
NH1434 HISTORY - 19970323 POOR USPSQD
NH1434 HISTORY - 20020718 GOOD USPSQD
NH1434 HISTORY - 20120725 GOOD GEOCAC
NH1434
NH1434 STATION DESCRIPTION
NH1434
NH1434'DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS)
NH1434'THIS STATION ON THE POWERHOUSE AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE R.K.
NH1434'WELSH SCHOOL IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE CITY OF ROCKFORD,
NH1434'ILLINOIS. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 260 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE
NH1434'OF HOFFMAN BLVD AND ABOUT 155 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE
NH1434'OF BROWN AVENUE. THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED IN 1919. IT IS
NH1434'FAIRLY PROMINENT.
NH1434'
NH1434'THE POWERHOUSE IS ABOUT 20 FEET HIGH. THE ROUND RED BRICK
NH1434'STACK IS ABOUT 12 FEET IN DIAMETER AT THE BASE, ABOUT 7 FEET
NH1434'IN DIAMETER AT THE TOP, AND ABOUT 120 FEET HIGH. IT HAS A
NH1434'FLAIR AT THE TOP. THE TOTAL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 140 FEET.
NH1434
NH1434 STATION RECOVERY (1954)
NH1434
NH1434'RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (ELJ)
NH1434'THE STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND FOUND IN GOOD
NH1434'CONDITION. THE DESCRIPTION SUBMITTED IN 1935 ADEQUATE.
NH1434
NH1434 STATION RECOVERY (1960)
NH1434
NH1434'RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (ETJ)
NH1434'THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AND FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION.
NH1434'LOCAL INQUIRY VERIFIED IT IS IN THE ORIGINAL POSITION. THE
NH1434'1935 DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE FOR RECOVERY.
NH1434
NH1434 STATION RECOVERY (1972)
NH1434
NH1434'RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (DLW)
NH1434'THE R.K. WELSH SCHOOL AND STACK WERE RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
NH1434'THE STACK IS STILL IN THE SAME
NH1434'POSITION BUT HAS BEEN LOWERED TO APPROXIMATELY THE TOP OF THE
NH1434'SCHOOL BUILDING. (APPROXIMATELY 80 FT. HAS BEEN REMOVED).
NH1434'
NH1434'AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--IN THE CITY
NH1434'OF ROCKFORD.
NH1434
NH1434 STATION RECOVERY (1997)
NH1434
NH1434'RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1997
NH1434'MARK RECOVERED IN POOR CONDITION.
NH1434
NH1434 STATION RECOVERY (2002)
NH1434
NH1434'RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 2002 (MLH)
NH1434'RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
NH1434
NH1434 STATION RECOVERY (2012)
NH1434
NH1434'RECOVERY NOTE BY GEOCACHING 2012 (LPC)
NH1434'RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
Private or Public Property?: Public (school) property

What material is it made from?: brick

When was it made?: 1/1/1927

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 140 feet

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: Elementary school

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