Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Centaur with a Bow and Arrow

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I first started by publishing posts about weathervanes from the Nutfield area, but now I've been finding interesting and historical weathervanes from all over New Hampshire and New England.  Sometimes my weathervanes have an interesting history, and sometimes they are just whimsical.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weathervanes outside of New England.

Today's weathervane is from Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weather vane #237?  Scroll down to see the answer!

This centaur weathervane is located above this historic building on Felton Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. This firehouse used to be the Peabody Engine Company Number 3.  It was moved from its original location on Endicott Street in 1990, up to the top of Felton Hill where there are several other historic properties owned by the Peabody Historic Society.  The first floor of the fire house has a museum with firefighting artifacts, and the second floor is used for meetings and gatherings of the Society and other organizations.  It is surrounded by the orchards of Brooksby Farm.

The two dimensional centaur weather vane has a bow and arrow.  I was unable to find out if this weather vane is original to the fire station or not.  The very first weathervane of this "Weathervane Wednesday" series was also a centaur, photographed at Mack's Apple orchard in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  You can see that weathervane HERE.

The website for the Peabody Historical Society

Click here to see the entire series of weathervanes at this blog!

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Centaur with a Bow and Arrow", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 2, 2015 ( :  accessed [access date]).


  1. Nice weathervane, but (as a traditional archer myself) I am always disturbed when artists depict an impossible bow -- the string is longer than the bow! The bow in your first weathervane post is much better.

    1. Yes, folk art is usually off on proportions and perspective, including weather vanes!

  2. I am pleased to discover my creation is still up there. I am the one that made it many years ago. :-)

    1. Thanks for commenting on this blog post, David! I'm glad you found this story online!