Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Holyoke Cove - September 1937


A nice photo taken on September 6th, 1937 of the Holyoke Cove and vicinity including "The Island", Old Ward Four, Pulaski Park, Holyoke Ice & Fuel, and the B&M Railroad.   The cove area at this time was the city dump and was the site of the burning of the city's trolleys when they ceased operation in 1936.  The entrance road to the dump was the old "Fireman's Road" off of Hampden Street that still exists. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Texiera & Mary Los)

Dwight Street - William Skinner & American Writing - September 1937


Dwight Street in the vicinity of the first level canal with the William Skinner Silk Mills in the background.  (Photo courtesy of Nancy Texiera & Mary Los)

Looking east down Dwight Street. The building in the center of the photo was part of the American Writing Paper Co. The first floor was occupied by the Drainers dept., second floor, Beaters, third floor, Rag Sorting, and the fourth floor was the Rag Storage dept. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Texiera & Mary Los)