Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Wise School Owl

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 New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #375?  Scroll down to find the answer.

Today's weathervane was photographed at the Henry W. Moore school in Candia, New Hampshire.  This is a K-8 elementary school with 329 students.  It's part of SAU- 15 (that's the New Hampshire "School Administrative Unit" that includes the towns of Candia, Auburn and Hooksett).  It's also the only school in the town of Candia.

This weathervane was recently restored by Carlton Robie and resinstalled in 2016 after the cupola was repaired.  Acording to the minutes of the Candia Heritage Commission Meeting of 12 January 2016, this weathervane is 10 feet 6 inches high.  There was a dedication ceremony for the new weathervane on 26 May 2017 during the Memorial Day service.

The weathervane is a black, two dimensional owl.  The holes for the owl's eyes give the weathervane a bit of personality. It sits above gilded letters for the cardinal points, with fancy filigreed brackets.  This weathervane is visible from quite a distance, and is a beloved local landmark.  I first thought there was a real bird sitting up there the first time I saw this weathervane!

Henry W. Moore School  -

A 2014 owl weathervane post:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Wise School Owl", Nutfield Genealogy posted August 8, 2018, ( accessed [access date]).

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