San Clemente Times

An accurate replica of the original weathervane atop the Ole Hanson Beach Club will once again top the iconic structure, according to the San Clemente Historical Society.

Decades ago, the original weathervane blew down in a storm and has never been replaced. “Ole Hanson” will return from the grave to dedicate the replacement. The new weathervane will complete the restoration of the historic Beach Club to its original appearance in the 1930s.

“This event will culminate years of efforts by the San Clemente Historical Society and many others,” said Historical Society president Larry Culbertson. “The dream became reality due to funding from the San Clemente Woman’s Club. The city gave final approvals for the project thanks to City Manager James Makshinoff and Assistant City Manager Erik Sund. Recreated by local artist Lisa B. Spinelli and manufactured by Paul and David Turney and Paul Lentz, the weathervane prototypes and finished product were installed by cranes donated by Randall Boone Sign, Lighting & Crane and Rod’s Tree Service.”

A ceremony commemorating the installation of the unique wind indicator will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in front of the Beach Club, located at 105 W. Avenida Pico. The public is invited to attend the free event.

The new weathervane that will be placed at the top of the Ole Hanson Beach Club will be celebrated on Feb. 23 at a ceremony. Photo: File
The new weathervane that will be placed at the top of the Ole Hanson Beach Club will be celebrated on Feb. 23 at a ceremony. Photo: File

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