These pictures are of Hopedale’s “country doctor,” Dr. Kleber Campbell, who was in Hopedale from 1900 up to the early 1950s. His home and office were at 82 Hopedale Street, which is next to where the post office is now. Click here to read about Dr. Campbell.
These photos, courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society, were taken in the 1890s. Thanks to Mike Cyr, who told me about them a few years ago.
Upper left – Main Street, Milford. The Thom Building on the left is still there, and easy to recognize with those columns. I’ve heard that the different colors are because the stones came from different Milford quarries.
Above – Dutcher Street, Hopedale. The Dutcher house on the left is still there. The Gen. Draper house on the right was razed and replaced by Hopedale High School in 1927
Left – On the back it says “Cider barn.” It was in Mendon.
If you click on the photos, it will take you to a page of more AAS photos of that town. The AAS also has pictures taken by the same photographer of many other Worcester County towns.
On the left – Birdbath in my front yard, which gives me a good idea of the total snowfall before I go out on days like today.
From The Boston Globe – As of 2:21 p.m., snow tallies posted to the National Weather Service website included 15.2 inches in the area of the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, 14.4 in Westwood, 13.5 in Norwood, 13.5 in Walpole, 13 in Weymouth, 12.3 in Sharon, 12 in Medfield, 12 in Randolph, 11.8 in Dedham, 11.5 in Franklin, 10.8 in Millis, 12 in Winthrop, 11.2 in Boston at Logan Airport, 12 in Northbridge, 12 in Douglas, 11 in Milford, 10.2 in Grafton, and 10 in Whitinsville.
Nothing happening on the former Draper site recently. Nothing obvious, anyway.
With cold weather, and shallow water, I didn’t expect to see any open water. Maybe it’s the wind that kept it from freezing.