This is my neighbor Wade with a hawk that was found in his pool. It has a broken wing and was taken to Tufts.
Locally sourced building material. Hopedale quartzite was used for the foundations for many of the Draper houses. It appears that most of it must have come from the southern end, east side of Inman Street. Click here for more.
The dinner party was held to honor Daniel Chester French when he was here for the dedication of the statue of General Draper that he had created. As you can see from the picture below, the dedication ceremony was a very big deal. Click here to see more about it.
This portrait of Ebenezer Draper, which hangs in the Draper Room at the Town Hall obvioiusly needs work. (Actually, the Town Hall needs work too. Lots of it.) Portraits of Ebenezer’s nephews, Gen. William F. Draper and Gov. Eben S. Draper, also are in that room, and in need of restoration, but Ebenezer appears to be in the worst condition.
Thanks to Karen Pendleton and Carol White for the following names:
The South Hopedale School. Click on the picture to go to the September ezine with the report from the school superintendent in 1922, plus news from 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Council on Aging members, left to right – Karen Kuligowski, Eileen Milaszewski, Director Carole Mullen, Arlene Williams, Charles Duczakowski, Dave Gugleilmi, and Dan Malloy. Also on the board are Chair Cheryl Moreci, Bob Casali and Julia Manning. The plan originally was to celebrate the 50th birthday, but like many other things, covid prevented that.
Friends of Historic Hopedale
The Scarecrow Fest
This is a page from architect Robert Allen Cook’s blueprints for my humble abode. Workmen’s Cottages for Draper Company it says at the bottom. It was drawn and the house was built in 1913, which was three years before the Draper Company reorganized as Draper Corporation.
This photo shows the cast of a play about the Hopedale Community, performed on the porch of the Ballou house (owned by Jeanne Kinney at the time) during Day in the Park in September 1997. The play was written by Lee Packard. The cast, left to right – Dan Malloy, Lee Packard, Eileen Tetreault, Kent Kochon, Annette Packard, Elaine Malloy, and Barbara Kochon.