Weathervane from the Clifton Tennis Club. Flat, black painted metal weathervane in the shape of a horizontal arrow topped by silhouettes of tennis players and a tennis net. The net is made of wire netting and is overlaid with sheet metal letters that spell "Clifton". There is a cut-out shape of a tennis ball in the piece representing the feather end of the arrow. A narrow post at the center would serve to attach the weathervane to a pole.
(Keywords: New York City)
|Acquisition||Gift of Jarvis Leng|
|Ownership and History||
This weathervane once adorned the grounds of the Clifton Tennis Club on Lilypond Avenue in Clifton, Staten Island. The weathervane was retrieved from the grounds of the Club by the club's president, Robert M. Leng, when the land was acquired for the construction of the Verrazano Bridge (probably in the late 1950s).
|Lexicon Sub-category||Meteorological T&E|
Leng, Robert M.
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