The photocopied pictures are from Perry MacNevin's collection of
Hopedale history items. They show the shop being moved from the
Progress Street side of Hopedale Pond to the Hopedale Street side. The
Worcester Telegram clippings are from the Bancroft Library
in 1841, and the picture caption above pushes it back to 1840. I don't
think Adin Ballou would agree with either date. The Hopedale Community
was established in 1841, and the Jones Farm was bought for its site soon
after, but only one family had moved into the Old House shortly before the
end of the year. Click on the Red Shop History link below for more.
west side of Hopedale Pond and was used for storage, mainly for supplies
for the Draper houses, such as paint. It was moved to its current location
in 1950 and opened as a museum in 1951.
Red Shop History and Pictures Red Shop Interior - 1951 to 2007