Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a College Campus

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #331?  Scroll down to see the answer...

John Lyons Center at New England College
Henniker, New Hampshire

New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire commissed Seabrook, New Hampshire artist Don Felix to make this banner weathervane with the letters N E C.  You can see his weathervanes at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen fairs every August at Mount Sunapee.   Felix’s weathervane is mounted on the cupola above the Simon Center, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, New Hampshire. This building was constructed in 1994, and it houses a campus pub, theater, meeting rooms, bookstore, and a student center.  

A duplicate weathervane was made by Don Felix for the John Lyons Center at New England College in 2016. This building is an academic building with 10 classrooms and faculty offices.  These images are of the weathervane at the John Lyons Center on Depot Hill Road in Henniker.  It was designed to match other campus buildings, like the Simon Center, but it high tech on the inside.  There is a two story open space, and the Lyons Center was built to LEED standards.

The New England College weathervane is used as their brand image.  It is featured on the home page of their website, marketing ads and the academic catalog.

New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire

J. Donald Felix Handmade Copper Weathervanes & Sculptures:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a College Campus", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 4, 2017, ( accessed [access date]). 

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