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Woodville Across the Pond, Hopkinton ca 1888

Woodville Across the Pond, Hopkinton ca 1888

Item Information

Title:
Woodville Across the Pond, Hopkinton ca 1888
Description:
Residential and commercial mill buildings ca 1888 in the Woodville section of Hopkinton, currently in the location of Lake Whitehall. The Whitehall Reservation was established in 1846 and mills utilized water power created by small dams. When the image was made three small ponds were joined by brooks. This was prior to 1895 when Massachusetts took over of the waterways and a larger dam was built leading to the creation of Lake Whitehall. When the Metropolitan Water Works of Boston acquired the lake, land and water rights, it brought mills and manufacturing in that area to a halt. These houses were torn down or relocated.
Date:
[ca. 1880–1889]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Hopkinton Public Library
Collection (local):
Hopkinton Public Library Treasure Room Collection
Subjects:
Woodville (Hopkinton, Mass.)
Lake Whitehall (Hopkinton, Mass.)
Hopkinton (Mass.)--History
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Hopkinton
Extent:
4 x 6 inch black and white copy-photograph
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Terms of Use:
Please request permission to use image by contacting Hopkinton Public Library in advance at hopkintonlibrary@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-9777.
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Notes:
From the Hopkinton Public Library Treasure Room
Language:
English
Identifier:
C box 9, file #16
woodville_across_the_pond_hopkinton_ca_1888