Depot Street

    In the top and the fifth from bottom pictures, the Grafton & Upton Railroad station can
    be seen. Well, yes, that's it in the picture with the shovel, or what was left of it after it
    was razed in the fall of 2008. In the upper photo, I think the building on the right was
    the Home School which operated for a few years during the days of the Hopedale
    Community, Sons of at least two famous abolitionists, William Lloyd Garrison and
    Samuel May, were educated there, as well as the daughter of a Nantucket abolitionist
    family, Lilla Joy, who later marred William F. Draper. I don't know if the smoke in the
    picture was from the shop or the train, (probably the train, though, being that low and
    in that location) but in any event, it must have been a normal part of daily life in
    Hopedale for many years.

    The house eventually became the American Legion home, and in 1982, after the
    Legion disbanded, it was moved and was added to the Mallard home, behind the post
    office. The fifth photo shows it when it was the Legion Home. That was taken in 1982,
    and it appears that they were getting ready to move it. The second picture shows the
    World War I honor roll, which was on the little piece of lawn on the Depot Street side of
    the town hall for some years The third picture is of a German mortar in the front yard
    of the Legion Home. (Thanks to Jack Ghiringhelli for sending the photo.). Below it is
    the World War II honor roll that was in the front yard of the Legion Home for many
    years. Click here for a larger version if you'd like to read the names. The building on
    that location now (see picture above the newspaper photo showing the home being
    moved, on the right) was built by Arthur Young as an office, and is now the police

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    Satellite view of the center of Hopedale. The three
    canopies on the Community House lawn (top center)
    were there for a benefit event, held on June 19, 2010.

    Depot Street as seen from the top of the steeple at
    the Unitarian Church. November 22, 2010. Click on
    the picture for more views from the steeple.

The area near the bottom of Depot Street - July 11, 2010.

    In this article, Hopper says the honor roll was taken down after about ten
    years, but it seems to me that it was there for much longer than that. The
    one he refers to in the next-to-last paragraph was very likely the one
    shown in the second picture on this page, although that one was for World
    War I, and was on the lawn beside the town hall.

    The former Legion home, on its Depot Street
    location, is on the left. Photo taken in 2014.

Click here for a version large enough to read the names.

Click here for a version large enough to read the names.

Razing the G&U station, October 27, 2008.

Police Station

    Looking down at Depot Street, highway barn and buildings,
    Harrison Block, medical building and Draper area.

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