Hopedale Coal & Ice icehouse. More photos

Hopedale center - Community House block inside red lines.

Click here for building identifications.

What was being built here? Click for the answer.

    Thanks to Doug Scott for a page with
    loads of photos of the old woodies

New words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 1921.
Hopedale Historic Village National Register Nomination

    Manhattan, 1887. Just a few years after the first phones were installed,
    it looks like everyone wanted one. Every business, anyway.

    William H. Barney, manager of Hopedale Coal & Ice in the mid-
    twentieth century would have been very upset if he ever saw the
    ice on Hopedale Pond looking like this at the beginning of the year.
From The Boston Globe's best photos of 2020.

    Taking it outside, but not quite like hockey outside in the 1920s and 1930s. I see
    some familiar names in the 1935 article. H. Draper would have been Hubert
    Draper, one of the "other Drapers." L. Draper was Lyman Draper, who was the
    scoutmaster when I was in Scouts.. H. Spadoni was the father of my classmate,
    Brenda Spadoni Duprey. F. Cembruck was Frank Cembruck, brother of John
    Cembruck whose memories of years growing up in the Seven Sisters are on this
    site. Most of the Milford names are familiar, also.

C'mon in. The water's fine. Hopedale Pond, January 7.

    Above - Foreground - The hose house, Hopedale's
    fire station before the station on Dutcher Street was
    built. Behind the hose house is the Draper "tin shop."
    Past that are houses that were moved at least a
    century ago; their space being replaced with the
    shop that has stood there since them.

    On the right - The location at the south end of the
    Hopedale Street side of the Draper plant where the
    buildings in the post card view above once stood.

    Gibson's store was probably in the building where the police station is now. In
    1922, it became the American Legion home, and in 1982, was sold, moved and
    added to the Mallard family home behind the post office. As to George Draper
    being postmaster, as it says at the bottom, whiie he evidenlty held that position, I
    very much doubt that he was there doing the job every day. He would have had
    employees doing the work of the post office. He had bigger fish to fry.

    From a list of 229 communities in Massachusetts with
    the highest covid rates for the first two weeks of 2021.

    The Blackstone Gorge on January 17.
    The state line is a short distance from
    the parking lot for the trail beside the
    gorge. Click here to see more.

    Hey, Mabel, Black Label. The premium beer at  the popular price. What's
    going on here? A beer delivery directly to a Hopedale school bus? Just
    leave it off and save the kids the hassle of fake id's and all that.

Click here for an old Carling's ad.

Hopedale Pond - January 20.

Spindleville Pond - January 24
"There's no smoke at all
coming out of the stack

For the shop has pulled out
and it ain't coming back.

       So in this article titled, JUST DON'T CALL IT A MILL, we read
       that Al Sparling was a former Draper Mill employee, the
       editor's note refers to the Draper Mill, and the little logo for
       the series says DRAPER MILL. Somewhere it should say,
       Click here to read the entire article.

    The Twice Blessed Thrift Shop (at the Father Reilley Center, Sacred
    Heart Church) has been closed since last spring due to the pandemic.
    In the meantime, we are holding “Pop-up” sales to help with parish
    income.The quality of merchandise is superb!  Many designer labels
    including J. Crew, Calvin Klein, Polo, Izod, Old Navy and more.  

    From the Hopedale Bulletin Board page on Facebook

    Karen Rose Mazzarelli

    The Hopedale High School Alumni Association will be offering scholarships to
    members of the 2021 graduating class! The information is available from the
    high school Guidance Office, as well as on our website, www.hopedale-alumni.org.

    There are also scholarships available for 2020 graduates who will be
    continuing their education. If you are a 2020 graduate, you can apply for one of
    these scholarships, even if you did not receive one when you graduated. If you
    have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

    Click here to go to the article. It's at the bottom
    of the page about the G&U/Parklands issue.

Click here to go to the article.
Jan 25, 2021

Jan 13, 1970

    Finally, on Janary 30, ice safe for
    skaters, fishermen and a bike rider.

    January 31. Click here for more of Hopedale
    Pond on January 31 and 31.