Hopedale Coal & Ice icehouse. More photos

Hopedale center - Community House block inside red lines.

Click here for building identifications.

    So in this article titled, JUST DON'T CALL IT A MILL, we read
    that Al Sparling was a former Draper Mill employee, the
    editor's note refers to the Draper Mill, and the little logo for
    the series says DRAPER MILL. Somewhere it should say,
    JUST DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO OUR HEADLINES.
    Click here to see the entire article.

What was being built here? Click for the answer.

    Thanks to Doug Scott for a page with loads
    of photos of the old woodies. Here it is.

New words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 1921.
Hopedale Historic Village National Register Nomination

    Manhattan, 1887. Just a few years after the first phones were installed,
    it looks like everyone wanted one. Every business, anyway.

    William H. Barney, manager of Hopedale Coal & Ice in the mid-
    twentieth century would have been very upset if he ever saw the
    ice on Hopedale Pond looking like this at the beginning of the year.
From The Boston Globe's best photos of 2020.

    Taking it outside, but not quite like hockey outside in the 1920s and 1930s. I see
    some familiar names in the 1935 article. H. Draper would have been Hubert
    Draper, one of the "other Drapers." L. Draper was Lyman Draper, who was the
    scoutmaster when I was in Scouts.. H. Spadoni was the father of my classmate,
    Brenda Spadoni Duprey. F. Cembruck was Frank Cembruck, brother of John
    Cembruck whose memories of years growing up in the Seven Sisters are on this
    site. Most of the Milford names are familiar, also.

C'mon in. The water's fine. Hopedale Pond, January 7.

    Above - Foreground - The hose house, Hopedale's
    fire station before the station on Dutcher Street was
    built. Behind the hose house is the Draper "tin shop."
    Past that are houses that were moved at least a
    century ago; their space being replaced with the
    shop that has stood there since them.

    On the right - The location at the south end of the
    Hopedale Street side of the Draper plant where the
    buildings in the post card view above once stood.

    Gibson's store was probably in the building where the police station is now. In
    1922, it became the American Legion home, and in 1982, was sold, moved and
    added to the Mallard family home behind the post office. As to George Draper
    being postmaster, as it says at the bottom, whiie he evidenlty held that position, I
    very much doubt that he was there doing the job every day. He would have had
    employees doing the work of the post office. He had bigger fish to fry.

    From a list of 229 communities in Massachusetts with
    the highest covid rates for the first two weeks of 2021.
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