Dual lead and nails City of Beverly Hills – the answer
Sometime back I posted about this situation that used to be quite common in a certain area of Beverly Hills and I think it’s worth posting again.
A long time ago there was a program called WPA
One of the projects done during that period was tying out the original lot corners of the Beverly Hills Tract.
The surveyor of the subdivision had monumented the corners with 2″ x 2″ hubs and some individuals realized the importance of monument preservation and through WPA, hired others to tie out these 2″ x 2″ stakes.
The person(s) doing the tie outs would come to a stake and set two swing ties, 2 foot distant, from the stake and drill a lead and place a nail in it and move to the next stake and repeat the process.
The swing ties were just that, swing in two feet and you have the original corner location, that is to say, each set was random as far as orientation to the lot line went.
There has been a lot of walk replaced in the city and I do not know just how many of these WPA ties still exist, but for those surveyors who may have come across this situation when surveying and wondered about this ‘pincushion’, well this post is just to explain why two points exist for one lot corner.
I have lined out the area that I have found them in the picture below..
I have never seen any of these ties in the alley ways but I have come across quite a few in the last 40 years on the streets themselves, so if you happen to find a few sets in your survey, count yourself lucky to be able to re locate some original corners.
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