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Undated early map of Hopedale   This map just gives a rough idea of what the town looked like sometime in the Hopedale Community era of 1842 to 1856.

1851   Hopedale with some resident’s names

1854    Another rough idea of early Hopedale.

1855     A bit easier to read than some of the early maps

1856     A fairly easy to read street layout.

1858     Shop area.  Easy to read.

1870     From Route 16 to a little north of Freedom Street.

1875    The shop area and a few nearby homes.

1885     Sanborn insurance map

1886     Route 16 to Freedom Street.  Easy to read.

1888     “Birdseye view”

1890     From an atlas of Worcester County maps.

1892     Sanborn insurance map

1898     Very good.  Wish they were all like this one.

1898     Same map as above, but covers a larger area.

1898  Red Shop area    Enlarged section of the 1898 map.

1898 old mill site    The Mill River from behind the Town Hall to a little south of Thwing Street.

1899    “Birdseye view”

1902 and 1912  Aerials of the Draper shops.

1916     Route 16 to the end of Dutcher Street.  Houses shown.

1916    “Birdseye view,” Draper plant and surrounding area.

1947 – 1951   Aerials of Draper plant and surrounding area.

1956  Aerial photo of Hopedale

1960   Aerial photo of Hopedale

1964  Aerial views of the Draper plant on Now and Then at the Hope Street Bridge.

Historic District   

The Parklands, 1899   

The Parklands, 1913   Large and detailed.

The Parklands, 2014  Map shows Eagle Scout project distance marker locations.

Google Earth views, Draper plant, 1995-2016   

Google Earth views, G&U Railroad yard, 1995 – 2006   

Google Earth views, Harmony development, 1995 – 2016   

Where’s Hopedale?  

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   Origins of street and place names in Hopedale 

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