Hopedale - 1888
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I've reduced the size of this view of Hopedale considerably. If you'd like a larger copy, email
me (link on homepage), and I'll send you a 1.24 mb pdf version. It does come out better that
way, so if you'd like to take a closer look for details, it would be worth doing.
A few comments on the "border pictures."
The (Warren) Dutcher homestead still stands at the corner of Dutcher and Adin streets.
The Unitarian Church in the picture was replaced, on the same site, with the present church
The Lapworth home (Adin Street), and the Bancroft home (Hopedale Street) still stand,
though both extensively renovated since these pictures were drawn.
razed to make room for the Community House.
The Samuel Walker home, long gone, stood on Mendon Street, a bit west of the Mill River,
along where the entrance road to Hopedale Village Cemetery is now.
Of the three octagon houses that were once in Hopedale, two were still standing when this
view was drawn. One can be seen on Dutcher Street, to the right of what was then a
boarding house; now an apartment house. The other was on Prospect Street, in the upper
middle of the picture.
Two icehouses are shown. The one in the lower left was in what is now the Lake Street
area. The other, which belonged to Henry Patrick, was where Hopedale Street joins Dutcher.
Above "Hope" in the title, near the bottom of the picture, you can see the Lower Pond. Its
water once powered the Dutcher Temple Company. It was eventually drained when water
power was no longer needed, but room for more shops was.
Among other changes, the fire station, the library, the Draper Main Office, and the Dutcher
Street School hadn't been built. The General Draper home was at the site where the high
school was later built,
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