7 Bancroft Memorial Library

Statue of Hope at Bancroft Library
Statue of Hope outside Bancroft Memorial Library



As you head back toward Adin Ballou Park on Hopedale Street, you will come to the Bancroft Memorial Library. Joseph Bancroft was a member of the original Hopedale communityy, and in 1856 he cast the lone vote against the dissolution of the community. He remained a life-long friend of Adin Ballou and became a business partner to the Drapers. With a strong interest in improving community life, he provided the money to build this distinguished building, which he dedicated to his wife. The library houses a small collection of artifacts and memorabilia, including Adin Ballou's cradle and writing desk, as well as some fine portraits of Hopedale's founders.

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Last updated: May 19, 2016

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