Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above Harvard Square

I post another in 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 Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #325?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This simple arrow weather vane is located on the steeple of the First Parish Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  On the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Church street, this church looks across Harvard Square towards Harvard Yard.  When I was in college, this church hosted coffee shops, music and weekly meals- and it was very popular with all the students in the area.

The first meeting house in Cambridge was built nearby in 1632 and the Puritan minister was Thomas Hooker.  There were four more meeting houses built in Cambridge until in 1829 the parish divided into a Unitarian and a Congregational church.  This meetinghouse was built in 1833. The weathervane is probably original to the building.

First Parish Church in Cambridge


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above Harvard Square", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 23, 2017 ( accessed [access date]).

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