Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday~ Above an old Town Hall

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 #357?  Scroll down to find the answer.

Today's weathervane was photographed above the tower on top of the Town Hall in Rowley, Massachusetts.  We were driving down Maine Street, which is also Route 1A, when I saw this unusual weathervane.  According to the book Images of America: Rowley, 2002, by the Rowley Historical Society, this Indian Archer weathervane dates from the 19th century and was first installed on the building that was the old town hall and school on Central Street.  It resembles a weathervane made by Boston coppersmith Shem Drowne in the 1700s that used to be on the Old Province House in Boston, but it is now on display inside the Massachusetts Historical Society on Boylston Street in Boston. 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday~  Above an old Town Hall", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 4, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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