Today's weather vane is from somewhere in Massachusetts.
Do you know the location of weather vane #279? Scroll down to see the answer...
This beautiful weathervane was photographed at the top of the steeple over the East Parish Meetinghouse in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The original meeting house was built of logs in 1640, and according to the church website, it was the 18th church built in Massachusetts. This building you see now was built in 1834 as a Methodist congregation. The clock tower was built in 1897, and it was a gift from John T. Brown in memory of his wife. Instead of numerals on the clock face there are the twelve letters MEMORIAL GIFT.
The weathervane is a fancy, gilded arrow in the banner style typical of so many New England meetinghouses and churches. It is visible from quite a distance as you travel up Lafayette Road (Route 1A) along the seacoast.
The East Parish United Methodist Church, Salisbury, Massachusetts
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Do you Recognize this Clock?", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 5, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/10/weathervane-wednesday-do-you-recognize.html: accessed [access date]).