Thursday, May 22, 2008

Weathervane Examined

This morning, New England weathervane scholar Myrna Kaye stopped by to examine the Old State House weathervane. According to Kaye, the weathervane appears to be from the building's first brick construction, about 1713. She even believes that the vane may have been made by Shem Drowne, who also created the grasshopper vane atop Faneuil Hall, but this point is still being investigated. In the above picture, Kaye discusses the vane with Bostonian Society Executive Director Brian LeMay; Don Tellalian, AIA, of Tellalian Associates Architects & Planners; and Old State House Museum Director Rainey Tisdale.

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