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1. Bardwell's Drug Store Bardwell's Drug Store Drugstores - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Stores, Retail - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Soda fountains - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke Image of Bardwell’s Drug Store. Bardwell’s Drug Store, owned and operated by Charles E. Bardwell, was found at 1-3 Main St. in the Flatiron building. The walls are lined with glass-fronted cabinets...

2. Complete Motorization of the Holyoke Fire Department Complete Motorization of the Holyoke Fire Department Fire departments - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Fire engines; Veterans Park (Holyoke, MA); St. Jerome Church Image of the Holyoke Fire Department’s first fleet of motorized fire engines. A row of ten fire engines stretches across the photograph. Members of the fire department dressed in their dress uniforms...

3. Construction of the Holyoke Stone Dam Construction of the Holyoke Stone Dam Dam Construction; Hoisting machines; Railroad Image of stone blocks used to build the walls of the Holyoke Stone Dam. Quarried on Leadbetters Island in Maine, these stones were transported to Holyoke by railroad and stored in a field a mile below...

4. Elizur Holyoke Car going through cut Elizur Holyoke Car going through cut Mt. Tom Rail Road Railroads, Cable Tom, Mount (Mass.) Image of the Elizur Holyoke, one of the Mount Tom Rail Road’s trolleys. Named for one of the two founders of Holyoke, cable cars such as this and its companion the Thomas Rowland, brought passengers...

5. Farr Alpaca Co. floats Farr Alpaca Co. floats Industries - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Textile industry - - Wool industry (Holyoke); Fourth of July celebrations Image of two Farr Alpaca floats featured in the 1923 Holyoke Fourth of July parade. The floats include two paintings of the Farr Alpaca textile mill by Roderick McCartney that commemorate the 50th anniversary...

6. Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Grocery Trade; Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Image of the exterior of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company at 335 Main Street. One of America’s oldest chains, A and Ps were found throughout Holyoke starting in 1898. This photograph was taken...

7. High Street Transcript Building High Street Transcript Building Newspaper buildings - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Newspapers - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; High Street (Holyoke, MA); Horse drawn vehicles Image of the Holyoke Daily Transcript building on High and John Streets. From 1863-1993, the Holyoke Daily Transcript, later the Transcript Telegram, was the major source for Holyoke’s news. This image...

8. Holyoke Wooden Dam from Howard St., Holyoke Massachusetts Holyoke Wooden Dam from Howard St., Holyoke Massachusetts Dam - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Water-power - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke; Howard St. (Holyoke, MA); Highlands (Holyoke, MA) Image of Holyoke’s wooden dam, the first successful structure to harness the Connecticut River for its power-generating potential. Built in 1849, it was replaced by the current stone dam in 1900. In...

9. Interior of Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Interior of Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Grocery Trade; Great Atlantic and Pacific Co. Image of the interior of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company at 335 Main St. This image shows household products and food items arranged in long rows on top of and behind a long wooden counter that...

10. Parsons' Paper Company Mill #2 Parsons' Paper Company Mill #2 Parsons Paper Company; Paper industry Image of Parsons Paper Company, Mill Number 2. Parsons Paper Mill, Holyoke’s longest running Paper Company, was in operation from 1853 to 2005. Parsons Mill produced paper for specialty paper firms....

11. Penstock Penstock Penstocks; Water-power - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke Image of two men standing in a penstock. Penstocks are used to convey water under pressure from the collecting pool underneath a dam to the turbines used to power factories. The men are in the process...

12. Railroad workers clearing a rock cut for roadbed Railroad workers clearing a rock cut for roadbed Railroads - - Massachusetts; Railroad construction workers; Roads Designs and construction Image of railroad workers clearing a rock cut for the roadbed. In the foreground a group of tools leans against a pile of rocks. In the background a group of 14 workers pose on the rock face. Four men...

13. Rowland Thomas Car Rowland Thomas Car Mt. Tom Rail Road; Railroads, Cable; Uniforms - - Railroad workers uniforms Image of the Rowland Thomas, one of the Mount Tom Rail Road’s trolleys. Named for one of the two founders of Holyoke, and the namesake of Mount Tom, cable cars such as this and its companion the Elizur...

14. Storefront of Bardwell's Drug Store Storefront of Bardwell’s Drug Store Drugstores; Stores, Retail; Advertisements Image of exterior of Bardwell Drugstore. Bardwell’s Drug Store, owned and operated by Charles E. Bardwell, was found at 1-3 Main St. in the Flatiron building. The bay window is framed out with engaged...

15. Testing flume at Holyoke Water Power Testing flume at Holyoke Water Power Flumes; Water-power - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke Image of the Holyoke Water Power Testing Flume. The flume is used to test the performance of the under water turbines that provide the water-power to Holyoke’s mills on the canals. Five men stand by,...

16. Thoms Childs Shoe Store Thoms Childs Shoe Store Shoe stores - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke Image of Childs’ Shoe Store at 273-79 High Street. Childs’ Shoe Store was owned and operated by Thomas Childs, pictured in the foreground of this image waiting on a gentleman in a bowler. Two floor-to-ceiling...

17. Thorpe Hill Road, Holyoke Massachusetts Thorpe Hill Road, Holyoke Massachusetts Dirt roads; Northampton Street (Holyoke, MA); Connecticut River Image of “Thorpe Hill Road” which later became Northampton Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Taken from a location south of Dinosaur Park, this image shows a dirt road bounded on the right by a scrubby...

18. View of Mountain Park View of Mountain Park Mountain Park (Holyoke, MA); Amusement parks Image of Mountain Park, Holyoke Massachusetts. Built in 1894 by the Holyoke Street Railway Company, Mountain Park remained in operation until it’s closing in 1987. It was a pleasant get away for the...

19. William Skinner Silk Mill William Skinner Silk Mill William Skinner and Sons; Skinner, William (1824-1902); Textile industry - - Silk industry; Textile industry - - Massachusetts - - Holyoke Image of the William Skinner Silk Mill. Formally located at Appleton Street and the First Level Canal this building sat at the current site of Heritage State Park in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The William...

20. William Whiting Coal Company's New Team William Whiting Coal Company’s New Team Coal industry - Holyoke; Whiting, William B. (1841-1911); Horse drawn vehicles Image of Joe and Jerry, the William Whiting Coal Company’s cart horses. The note affixed to the photograph states that the name of the two horses are Joe and Jerry. They weigh 3400 pounds and were sold...
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