The Hopedale Town Hall
separated from Milford. The two pictures above the Wilcox/Durgin article show the
town library when it was at the town hall. That ended with the opening of the Bancroft
Library in 1898.
basketball was played there until the Draper Gym opened. High school plays, usually
to raise money for the annual Washington trip, plays performed by various other
groups, musical performances, and minstrel shows were held there. On the first floor,
there was a dentist office, a barber shop, the post office, and as there still is, a
restaurant. For many years the police station was in the basement on the Depot
Street side. I hope in time a few photos may turn up showing some of these activities.
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This is one of hundreds of articles that appeared in
the Milford newspapers over the years for various
functions held at the town hall.
The library was located in the town hall until the opening
of the Bancroft Memorial Library in 1899.
Clipping from the Milford Journal. The Hopedale Library was in
the town hall until the opening of the Bancroft Library in 1899.