The top three pictures show the original Hopedale High School, built in 1889.. The first shows it in its
original form. The second and third show it with an addition that became necessary as the town population
increased following Draper's introduction of the Northrop loom in 1894. Beginning in 1935, the building
became Sacred Heart Church. The pictures where it is white show it as it looked when it was the church,
although, as you can see in the lower white one, before these photos were taken the new church had been
built. Thanks to Jack Ghiringhelli for sending them. The old church was eventually razed and the area is
now used as the church parking lot, as shown in the 2007 photo at the bottom.
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