Kevin Keating, shown with the cupola that was once on the carriage house behind the Eben Draper Bancroft mansion on Adin Street. Both were razed in the 1940s. Restoration of the cupola was Kevin’s Eagle Scout project. The picture above and the first two below were taken behind the Sparling house on Mendon Street, where much of the work on it was done. A few minutes after the photo was taken, the cupola was moved by the Highway Department to the Park Department land at the intersection of Adin and Mendon streets. The fieldstone base was constructed by Rich Breese, shown in several pictures at the bottom of this page. In addition to Rich, Kevin’s thanks for assistance with the project go to Braun’s Express, Gerry Swift of Gerry’s Paintland, Long Dimensions, Al and Merrily Sparling, Tim Watson of the Hopedale Water Department and Bob Dupont of the Hopedale Highway Department. June 27, 2008


A new home for the cupola

June 27, 2008