Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ On a building at a prep school

I post a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in Connecticut.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #274?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This quill weathervane was photographed at the Founders Hall building at the Loomis Chaffee prep school in Windsor, Connecticut.  I never would have seen this building and it's weathervane except for the fact that we were searching for the Loomis homestead of my 10th great grandfather, Joseph Loomis.  We found his homestead, still standing, right next to Founders Hall.

I have also seen quill weather vanes at other schools, most notably at the former Adams Female Academy in Derry, New Hampshire. It's a very appropriate weather vane for a school building.  This one is very simple, but noticeable from a great distance.

The Loomis Homestead, circa 1640

The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut

Click here to view the quill weathervane at the former Adams Female Academy, another famous New England school:


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ On a building at a prep school", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 31, 2016, ( accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. You are one of the few people I know who is always looking UP to the roof tops when you tour about! I was thinking at first that a quill weather vane was unusual, but it seems not by your comments. Always a fun read.