Today's weather vane is from a quaint town in New Hampshire.
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This weather vane was spotted by my friend, who spotted another weathervane nearby. when she was house sitting near Lake Winnipesaukee. We investigated the first weathervane together, and also found this one. It's fun to find new weathervanes, and on that day I discovered six new weathervanes all in downtown Meredith, New Hampshire!
This gilded, scroll weathervane sits on the cupola of the Mill Falls Inn in Meredith, New Hampshire. It is a restored 19th century linen mill, once powered by water. In the Victorian period, new machinery and tools made fancy scrollwork popular, both in metal and woodworking. The early banner style weather vanes evolved into more elaborate scroll style vanes. They were also flat and simple to reproduce. I don't know if this weathervane is original to the the 19th century mill, but it is historically appropriate.
Today this mill building is one of four inns, all adjacent to each other, that are part of the Mill Falls at the Lake resort on the edge of Lake Winipesaukee.
There were several weather vanes in or near this resort. I'll feature a few more next week. I also featured the Hart Turkey Farm weather vane last Thanksgiving, which was part of this same photo safari in Meredith with my friend.
Mill Falls at the Lake website: http://www.millfalls.com/
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Over a waterfall!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 24, 2016 (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/02/weathervane-wednesday-over-waterfall.html : accessed [access date]).