Norwich Free Academy weathervane slated for restoration
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.