Monday, July 2, 2012

Holyoke - Pictures Of The Past

A Few Historic Photos of Holyoke

 The B&M Railroad tracks and the Connecticut River bank just below Prospect Park (Pulaski Park) looking north towards Mt. Tom circa 1890s.

 The Dec. 1906 fire on the southwest corner of High & Dwight St. Largest damage was to Fay & Shumway, Footware, and McAuslan & Wakelin, Dry Goods. Visible in the picture is the Holyoke National Bank building and the Delaney building.

 The Hotel Nonotuck circa 1920s. The Hotel would become the Roger Smith in the 1940s and in the late 60s the Holyoke House.

 High & Lyman street late 1890s.

 Ferguson's Steam Laundry in the "Money Hole Hill" area of upper Hampden street. This building is now the home of New England Archives.

 The Hotel Hamilton at Dwight & Race streets in the early 1900s. The Depot Hill area which included several hotels flourished due to it's proximity to the Railway Station.

This photo was taken on High street in the 1870s by Milan Warner and shows the W.H. Mayberry building which is now the home of Mass Surgical. Notice the empty lot, it's now where the Steiger building is located. The photo was taken in the archway of the entrance to City Hall.