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 were near the southwest corner of Hopedale Pond.
    As Dutcher points out, 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.