Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Stagecoach!

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly, usually of weather vanes in the Nutfield, New Hampshire area, but sometimes they can be from anywhere. Occasionally they are elsewhere in New England, or very historical weather vanes from anywhere else. Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weathervanes, too!  Today's weathervane was photographed in Concord, New Hampshire.

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:
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/04/weathervane-wednesday-brought-to-you-by.html

Abbott Downing School website http://ads.concordnhschools.net/ 

Click here to see the entire collection of Weathervane Wednesday posts!

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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