Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A College Fieldhouse

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 Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #329?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This weathervane is located on the clock tower above the Dillon Fieldhouse at Harvard University.  The Dillon is home to the offices of the Harvard Football team, as well as locker rooms, offices and storage.  It was built in 1930 on Soldiers Field Road, near Harvard Stadium.

This weathervane is a gilded, swallow-tailed banner, similar to the weathervane on Dunster House.  There are no cardinal points.  The finial is a gold ball.  There are four clocks, one on each side of the clock tower, and a red cupola.
The field house was built with an endowment from Clarence Dillon, Harvard class of 1905, in memory of his son, C. Douglas Dillon, class of 1931, and US Treasury Secretary.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A College Fieldhouse", Nutfield Genealogy, posted September 20, 2017, ( accessed [access date]). 

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