Old foundation by Saltbox Road in the Parklands. Click on the photo to go to a page about the road.
Click on either photo to see more Google Earth views of the former Draper site.
Thanks to Chris Johnson for this picture of the Hopedale High Class of 1925. Click on it to go to a page with the names, and more.
The white line on the Google Earth view of Boston Harbor shows the GPS track of where we paddled on October 6. The picture on the right was taken as we were passing the Cassin Young and the Constitution. Click here for more photos.
This picture was taken in 1910, when the distinguished Gov. Eben Sumner Draper was running (unsuccessfully as it turned out) for a second term. Thanks to Anita Danker for sending this Boston Globe clipping.
The model of the first Draper loom in this picture was made by the very clever guy sitting behind it – Dick Volpe. Click on the picture to read about Dick.
The date referred to in this paragraph from the MassMoments site was October 11. The year 1841 was the same year that the property to establish a somewhat similar commune in Hopedale was purchased. Brook Farm became much better known among the communes of that era, but the Hopedale Community lasted much longer. Click here for more on Brook Farm on the MassMoments page. Thanks for sending this, DJ.
Thanks to Larry Farr for taking and sending pictures of the former Draper facility in Spartanburg. Click on the picture to see more.
Above left – The Community House terrace colonnade in 1923
Above right – The terrace now, with a new deck surface and railings.