Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Historic Church

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 weather vane #230? Scroll down to see the answer!

Today's weathervane was photographed above the North Congregational Church in Market Square, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  This is a lyre style weathervane seen so often in New England nineteenth century churches.  This style combines the older banner style with an arrow, star, and a tail, more elaborate than eighteenth century weathervanes.    

Organized in 1671
Present Building Erected in 1855
on the site of that of 1712 (which
was remodeled in 1837)
----------NOTED MEMBERS----------
William Whipple -                                 
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence
John Langdon -                                       
Signer of the US Constitution
Daniel Webster-                                      
  Orator - Warden of this Church
One Minister became president of Harvard,
another of Yale
President George Washington-               
        Worshipped here Nov. 1, 1789

The North Congregational Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire website

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Historic Church", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 14, 2015, ( :  accessed [access date]). 

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