occupied by Hopedale Junior/Senior High School. The land was donated to the town to be used
for a school, by the general's daughter, Princess Margaret Preston Draper Boncompagni. The
school was originally named the General Draper High School. The second and third pictures
from the bottom show the school in the fall of 2007, after the cupola had been removed
because of a leak. The bottom photo was taken from the Unitarian Church steeple in 2010.
Click on the picture for more views of the center of town taken from the steeple. The newspaper
articles were copied from the scrapbooks at the Bancroft Library.
Now and Then Menu Donation of Estate School History
General Draper Library Draper Menu HOME
From the Hopedale Village Historic District National Register Nomination.
I've added the article below because the April 8, 1929 article
above refers to the school as being "for older persons." That
wasn't the case, according to the Hopper article.