Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Central Fire Headquarters

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 somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of the weather vanes featured in collection #193? Scroll down to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was photographed at the Concord, New Hampshire Fire Headquarters and Communications Center on 24 Horseshoe Pond Lane.  This old building used to be the waterworks building, dating from 1892 as you can read on the banner.  There are three old buildings here, renovated in 2000 when the old Central Firehouse was renovated into public housing.  Besides the water works building, there was an old garage that is now administrative offices, and a new training center.

From 1888 to 1981 the large bell hung in the tower of the central fire station.  It was removed when new technology replaced the bell alarm.  The bell was discovered in Conway, New Hampshire and bought by the Local 1045 and brought back to Concord.

This renovation of three historic buildings won the 2001 NH Historic Preservation Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. You can schedule a tour by calling he Battalion Chief at 603-225-8514.    This center serves as a 911 emergency communications center for 26 communities in New Hampshire, as well as the headquarters for the city fire department.

Concord, New Hampshire Fire Department

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