Early Hopedale House, Shop and Sawmill

    Below is Frank Dutcher's description of the picture above.  It was sent to Harriet Sornborger, who was the
    librarian at the Bancroft Library for many years during the first half of the twentieth century. It was copied
    from the original in the Hopedale Community Historical Society file at the library. According to the map
    at the bottom of this page, the Lillie house was near the southwest corner of Hopedale Pond. As Dutcher
    points out, in the picture above that's a glimpse of the pond between the shop and the sawmill.

    In this 1851 map, the name H. Lillie appears near the
    southwest corner of Hopedale Pond. The locations of
    the saw mill and machine shop are also shown.