Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Suffolk & Railroad streets

The M.J. Laporte Hack, Livery & Boarding Stables at 2 Suffolk street. The business was involved in piano and furniture moving. Years later the Globe Theatre was located here until it was demolished in the early 1950s. It is now the location of the parking deck opposite Holyoke District Court.

Northeast Corner Appleton & Maple streets

The ground floor of this building was the home of Chester's Drug Store and Toscani Restaurant for many years. Also in the picture is the Y.M.C.A. building. Notice the shadow of the Second Congregational Church on the building's south wall.

St. Jerome Church & Rectory

This photo is from the early 1900s looking west on Hampden street. Possibly taken around the 4th of July. Notice one of Holyoke's finest standing in front of the entrance to the rectory.

Houston Home

Home of Joseph Edgar Houston and birthplace of Josephine Houston (Ely), Paul Leon Houston, Houston Street Phelps, and Elizabeth Phelps. This home is located on Pleasant street just north of the Peoples Savings Bank.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Lyman & Canal streets 1890s - 1900s

The Lyman Street Bridge over the Second Level Canal looking southeast. The Baptist Church which was razed to make way for the Hotel Monat years later is in the background.  Notice the B&M overpass bridge is wooden.                                                                                                                                                                                        

A photo taken of the same area in the 1900s shows the wooden bridge has been replaced.

The Second Level Canal looking northeast showing the Hadley Thread Mills on the left, and the Holyoke Street Railway car barns to the right. A trolley heads south on Canal street.