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    Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Norwich Free Academy weathervane slated for restoration

    Andrew Ford of Crocker Architectural, out of North Oxford, Mass., removes the weathervane from atop the Slater Memorial Building cupola Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Norwich Free Academy. The weathervane, constructed of wrought iron, brass and copper parts, was installed when the building was completed in 1886 and has not been touched since. The restoration of the piece, which will take place at Crocker’s shop in Massachusetts, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building. The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Andrew Ford of Crocker Architectural, out of North Oxford, Mass., takes some photos of the new slate from his boom lift Tuesday, July 26, 2022, after removing the weathervane from atop the Slater Memorial Building cupola at Norwich Free Academy. The weathervane, constructed of wrought iron, brass and copper parts, was installed when the building was completed in 1886 and has not been touched since. The restoration of the piece, which will take place at Crocker’s shop in Massachusetts, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building. The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    The weathervane atop the Slater Memorial Building cupola Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Norwich Free Academy. The weathervane, constructed of wrought iron, brass and copper parts, was installed when the building was completed in 1886 and has not been touched since. The restoration of the piece, which will take place at Crocker’s shop in Massachusetts, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building. The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Slater Museum Director Dayne Rugh has his photo taken with the weathervane from atop the Slater Memorial Building cupola Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Norwich Free Academy. The weathervane, constructed of wrought iron, brass and copper parts, was installed when the building was completed in 1886 and has not been touched since. The restoration of the piece, which will take place at Crocker’s shop in Massachusetts, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building. The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Andrew Ford of Crocker Architectural, out of North Oxford, Mass., shows the weathervane, removed from atop the Slater Memorial Building cupola Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Norwich Free Academy, to Slater Museum Director Dayne Rugh, right, and NFA Associate Director of Communications Nick Bolt, center. The weathervane, constructed of wrought iron, brass and copper parts, was installed when the building was completed in 1886 and has not been touched since. The restoration of the piece, which will take place at Crocker’s shop in Massachusetts, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building. The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    The top row of new slate atop the Slater Memorial Building tower Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Norwich Free Academy. The new slate, which will be partially covered by a copper finial, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building. The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    Norwich —Perched on a boom lift Tuesday, Andrew Ford of Crocker Architectural, out of North Oxford, Mass., removed the weathervane from atop the Slater Memorial Building cupola at Norwich Free Academy for restoration.

    The weathervane, constructed of wrought iron, brass, and copper parts, was installed when the building was completed in 1886 and has not been touched since.

    The restoration of the piece, which will take place at Crocker’s shop in Massachusetts, is part of a roofing project for the Slater building.

    The cupola roof has 700 to 800 square feet of new Spanish black Cupa slate. The entire roofing project, with a completion date by the end of the year, will put between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet of new slate on the roof.

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