Music Hall

[Music Building]

History

Built in 1909, the Pratt Memorial Music Hall was named for the parents of Ella Pratt Houghton (class of 1867). The building was remodelled and the Hammond wing was added in 1967.

The Images

All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

2270 Music Build'g
front A real photo card. "Music Build'g So. Hadley, Mass. 2270"
back Divided back. Unused.

Prof. Hammond's Office
front "Prof. Hammond's Office, Music Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back. Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. #B6078 Made in Germany. Postmarked Sep 20, 1911 10am in South Hadley. "Dear Ethel: Your letter was received and I certainly was glad to hear from you. Thanks for all you said. My P. O. Box is 577. Isn't "Sea-green" great? This is the best place I've been in ever. Love from Ina."
[In the book!]

Prof. Hammond at the Clavichord
front "Prof. Hammond at the Clavichord the gift of the choir members of the class of 1903. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." "Photograph Copyright 1909 by A. S. Kinney"
back Divided back, postmark illegible. Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. #B6085 Made in Germany. "I never worked so hard in my life before. College means hard work in sections. Just now we hardly have time to eat, for "quizzes" are ever present. Alice."
[In the book!]

Music Building
front "Music Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, unused. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Music Building
front "Music Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Identical to this one, except the type is a little different.
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 9, 1930 10am in South Hadley. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Inscription: "Saturday eve. Dear Nan Having a grand time in spite of showers. Last nite there was a campus sing. It was great. Tonite we're eating in Meade with Ruth & then going to the Dramatic Club Play. Tomorrow we're going to Amherst and see Bob, the one who sent me my calendar - Love, Jess."

Music Building
front "Music Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Mar? 7, 1914, 7am in South Hadley?. Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. #F3274 Made in Germany. "Dear Aunt Mary, I am asking for advise. Do you think I ought to take my winter coat with me. I will wear my suit & only bring a suitcase & send some few extra clothes by parcela [sic] post. It is rather hard to know what to do at this time of year. I think I will arrive at Pomfret Tues Mar 17 about the same time I did Thanksgiving vacation. If you prefer to have me come later a day or so why perhaps I could stop in Worcester. Hastily, May[?]"

Music Hall
front "Music Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 10am in South Hadley. Published by C. A. Gridley & Son. Made in Germany. #1251 "Dear Mammie, Florence is going to take organ lessons instead of piano. I have been in this Music Hall. It is very nice. I'll write in a few days. I have used your soap-box every day, and today I am wearing the blue gingham you gave me. Love, Lina."

Music Hall
front "Music Hall, Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 22, 1922 10am in South Hadley. Published The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. "I am up here taking entrance exams, and having a good time, too, in between. This is a lovely place, even in the rain. Love, Dorothy Johnson"

Music Hall
front "Music Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. #B6084 Made in Germany.

Music Hall
front "South Hadley, Mass Mt. Holyoke College, Music Building"
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. Published by C. A. Gridley & Son., South Hadley, Mass. #34010 Made in Germany.

Music Hall
front "Music Hall, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 17, 1912 5:30pm in South Hadley. #3 Published by Glesman [sic] Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. Also #B6717. "So. Hadley Mass. Oct 17, 1912. Dear Billy - I have send [sic] a banner. I got for mark [sic] A in Latin C in French C in English B- Mechanical Drawing D Geometry. Will have H. H. S. pin in a few week [sic] now. Papa went yesterday to look at some lumber today. To-morrow he will be with Jim and will come home. Sat. We will not have hardly any apples. It was 26 above this morning coldest yet. Francis."

Music Building
front "Music Building, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked May 22, 1922, 7am in South Hadley. Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. #F3274 Made in Germany. "Rachael dear, Haven't time for a letter now and probably shall not have time before college closes. Hope to see you very soon afterward and tell you about all the great times I've been having this Spring - Just now I'm busy getting ready for exams which begin the 29th! Love to all, Mary"