Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ The Oldest Building in this Town

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes, too!

Today's weather vane is from a town in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #184? Scroll down to see the answer!

This weathervane is located on top of the bell tower of the Old Town Hall on Main Street, Hooksett, New Hampshire.  It is a filigree banner, probably copper like the cupola on which it sits.  This building was constructed in 1828 and it is the oldest in Hooksett.  It has served as the town hall, a court house, and as a police station.  This building survived the flood of 1936 and the Hurricane of 1938.

The Old Hooksett Town Hall is known for its tower and the tin ceiling on the first floor.  The Hooksett Historical Society, which is located next door in the Prescott library building (built in 1909) is applying for a grant from New Hampshire through the conservation license plate program to preserve the building.

Did you know that every time you buy a conservation license plate from the State of New Hampshire (the plates with the moose on the left side) you are funding projects through the Division of Historical Resources?   All funded properties must be publicly owned, and all projects must adhere to standards.  Please see this webpage for more information: :   

The Hooksett, New Hampshire Historical Society  

"Moose Plates", the New Hampshire Heritage and Conservation Program:

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