Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Conway, New Hampshire Public Library - Weathervane Wednesday

 This quill weathervane sits atop the public library in Conway village, New Hampshire.  It is located at 15 Greenwood Avenue, on the intersection of Routes 16, 113, and 153.  This lovely building was a gift to the town from Lydia Jenks Stevens and her daughter Sarah, and it was dedicated on 13 June 1901.  Dr. Thomas Stevens, Lydia's husband, had left the money to establish a village library in his will. At first the  There is a copper dome, a clock with four faces and this interesting weathervane.

Quills are unusual weathervanes, but I have photographed several around New England.  You can see a list of those blog posts featuring quills below. 

This weathervane is a three dimensional quill, with a lovely greenish patina. A quill pen is an entirely appropriate choice for a library, don't you think? 

For the truly curious:

The history of the building from the Conway Public Library website:   

Conway Public Library Facebook page:  

Other quill weathervanes posted at this blog:

Falmouth, Massachusetts 

Cooperstown, New York  

Windsor, Connecticut 

Derry, New Hampshire 

To see over 450 other weathervane posts, click here:   


To Cite/Link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Conway, New Hampshire Public Library - Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 20, 2022, ( accessed [access date]). 

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