Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weathervane Wednesday - On top of another carriage house...

This is part of an on-going series of photographs of weather vanes in the Nutfield, New Hampshire area (formerly Derry, Londonderry and parts of Hudson, Windham and Manchester).  Some of the weather vanes are historical, some are whimsical, and all are interesting.  Today's weather vane isn't near Londonderry, but found somewhere on the seacoast...

Do you know the location of weather vane #66?   Scroll down to the bottom to see the answer!

This carriage house was built in 1890 and is part of the summer estate of former Massachusetts Governor Alvan T. Fuller.  The weathervane is a black two-dimensional horse.  This building is now part of Fuller Gardens, which is open to the public in Rye, New Hampshire. The formal and japanese gardens were designed by the famous landscape architects, the Olmstead brothers of Boston, in 1938.  The grand formal gardens were originally designed to be enjoyed from the Fuller's bedroom window.  The big summer estate home was razed.

Alvan Fuller was born 27 February 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Alvan Bond Fuller and Flora Anabella Tufts.  He was governor in 1924, defeating James Curley, and re-elected in 1926.

The Fuller Gardens website  The gardens are open from mid May to mid October for the public to enjoy.

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Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. That carriage house looks truly cosy. The weathervane itself presents how lovely the property is. Many thanks for sharing.