Do you know the location of weather vane #90? Scroll down to the bottom to see the answer!
Today's weather vane is on the cupola atop the Abbott Downing Middle School in Concord, New Hampshire. It is located on 152 South Street.
Last week I posted a photograph of the weather vane atop of a carriage house in Derry, New Hampshire, which had a gilded banner with a large letter "A". It was owned by Charles Abbott of the Abbott Downing Carriage Company. This carriage company made the famous stage coaches that rode the range out West, often featured in movies and television shows. You can read more about the Abbott Downing Carriage Company at this link: http://theconcordcoach.tripod.com/abbotdowning/
The Abbott Downing Carriage company was located in Concord, New Hampshire, from 1813 until about 1899. According to the school handbook, page 4, "In December 2010 the Concord school board voted to name the new middle school the Abbott-Downing school. The former Conant School was located in the area of the new school's playground." The Conant School was built 1929.
My blog post from last week, about weather vane #89 found on the Charles W. Abbott carriage house in Derry, New Hampshire:
Abbott Downing School website http://ads.concordnhschools.net/
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