Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Fraternal Organization

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  The first weathervanes I published were from the Nutfield (Londonderry) area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Some weathervanes are historical, some are whimsical, but all are interesting.  Often, my readers have sent me photographs of unique and unusual weather vanes from all across the USA and around the world.  If you know a historical or interesting weather vane, please let me know!

Today's weathervane is from New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #219?  Scroll down to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was photographed in Hampton, New Hampshire.  You can see this weathervane from the causeway leaving Hampton Beach going west on Route 101.  The Saint James Masonic Lodge is located on a parallel street, at 77 Tide Mill Road. 

This weathervane is the typical mason's square and compass you see used everywhere in Masonic symbology.  These are the tools of the stone mason.  The letter "G" inside the square and compass stands for both "God" and "Geometry".  I've seen this symbol on Masonic halls, on Masonic insignia and jewelry, and on gravestones.  I'm sure you've seen it, too, but this is the first time I've seen it on a weathervane!

Saint James Masonic Lodge 102 -  

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

Click here to read an old 2012 blog post "Was Your Ancestor a Mason"


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~  A Fraternal Organization", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 29, 2015, ( accessed [access date]). 

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