Wednesday, February 7, 2024

North Conway Baptist Church for Weathervane Wednesday

 This weathervane was spotted on Route 16 in North Conway, New Hampshire.

The First Baptist Church in North Conway was built in 1838 and the 638 pound steeple bell was built in Boston by the Revere Copper Company.  Recently the church had a new roof installed, and it matches the bright copper arrow on the restored weathervane.  The day we visited North Conway, both were shining in the sunlight as we walked from our ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad over to the main street. 

This arrow weathervane is very simple.  I don't know if it is original to the building, but it was restored when the metal roof was installed and steeple repairs were made in 2001.  The metal is not copper, but it is made of a material that will not tarnish (most copper roofs and weathervanes eventually turn greenish). According to the article below from the Conway Daily Sun, "The project also includes resotration of the weathervane that sits atop the steeple... the weather vane is an old crow bar with some directional arms welded on... The weather vane was taken down and restored in the CMC shop." 

For the truly curious:

First Baptist Church of North Conway:  

"Church Steeple", Conway Daily Sun,  August 4, 2017   

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To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "North Conway Baptist Church for Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 7, 2024, ( accessed [access date]). 

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