In this view, Hopedale Street is in the foreground. Social and Union streets, at
    that time, crossed Hopedale Street and continued through the area that later
    was covered by more shops. The first main office can be seen in the middle
    of the drawing. There's just a hint of Hopedale Pond on the right, and the
    lower pond can be seen in the middle.

    Click on the drawing to see more on the expansion
    of the Draper plant between 1890 and 1913.

    Click on the picture to see more of the Draper plant
    as it looked between the late 1890s and 1910.

Click on the picture for more aerial views.

Click on the picture for more of the Hope Street bridge.

    This is one of two cranes Drapers had that used
    electromagnets to pick up scrap iron.

Click on the picture for more on the West Foundry.

Now and Then - The Draper Yard

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    During the summer of 2008, a few seconds of the movie, The Surrogates,
    was filmed in the Draper yard. Click on the picture to see more.

    Draper parking lot during the 1955 flood.
    Click on the picture to see more.