College Street

[College Street]

History

Mount Holyoke College straddles College Street. These cards display views of the green in the center of College Street in front of Dwight, and the buildings and trees on both sides of the street.

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.

College Street
front "College Street, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, postally unused but inscribed "This is taken just south of the Park and in front of Dwight hall." I think it is taken facing south as well, such that Dwight is on the lefthand side. I don't know what that building on the right would have been. #A661 Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. An Excelsior card.

The Park
front "The Park, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. #1135 C. A. Gridley & Son. Made in Germany.

College Street
front "College Street, South Hadley, Mass." I think it is taken facing south down College Street, such that Dwight is on the lefthand side. I don't know what that building on the right would have been. Inscription: "12 of '86 back. More coming tomorrow. No rain but cloudy. Had a restful day. Vespers tonight was perfectly beautiful. Hope all is well. Write. With love R."
back Undivided back, stamp box, postmarked Jun 18, 1906 12midnight in South Hadley. Transit mark Jun 18, 1906 3pm in Springfield, Mass. #A661 Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. An Excelsior card. Made in Germany.
[In the book!]

3382 College Street
front "College Street, So. Hadley, Mass." I think it is taken facing south down College Street, such that Dwight is on the lefthand side. I don't know what that building on the right would have been. #3382 Published by C. A. Gridley & Son.
back Divided back, stamp box, unmailed but inscribed and addressed. N. E. Paper & Stationery Co. Mfrs. Ayer, Mass. "Dear Elizbeth. I'd like to have you come over some Tuesday or Wednesday A.M. a little later on. Write me when it is best for you. It's terribly hard over here and I'm having a hard time trying to keep up. The water is so low here that if we don't get rain in 2 weeks, college will have to close. Write me soon. Amy B. Lindsey."
[In the book!]

College Street
front "College Street, South Hadley, Mass." Brigham and Mrs. Cook's house are visible on the right side. Trolley tracks are on the right side of the street. The building on the left is 61 College Street.
back Divided back, postmarked Jan 31, 1913 12:30pm in South Hadley. #814 C. A. Gridley & Son. Made in Germany. "Dear Nana, Here's where our trolley cars run. I wish you were here to ride on them with me. Love, to all-, Dorsy."

The Park and Soldiers Monument
front "The Park and Soldiers Monument, South Hadley, Mass."
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused. #7671 Published by The Rochester News Company, Rochester, NY. A Polychrome card.

11687 College Street
front "11687 College Street, South Hadley, Mass." Copyright 1908 by Detroit Publishing Co.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. A Phostint card.

College Street
front "College Street, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Sep 6, 1920 6:30am in Bellows Falls VT. A. M. S. #4324 Printed in Germany. "Stopped in So. Hadley and saw the College buildings. Very fine buildings and a beautiful place. Come up on East side of riser. [?] S.W.B."

South Hadley Center
front "South Hadley Center, Mass." The Soldiers Monument is visible in the center, as well as trolley tracks on the right side of the street. One of the storefronts on the left has a sign indicating Glesmann Bros! The Glesmann brothers ended up making alot of postcards; decades later, Glesmann's Pharmacy was located there, or nearby.
back Divided back, postmarked Nov 1, 1912 10am in South Hadley. Scott photo #CC807 Made in Germany. "You doubtless remember this place. You just ought to see the changes here, new houses, old ones moved, etc. and the new gate is a great improvement. Probably you have heard about "the 75th" Now the excitement is the campaign. Had a political meeting with speeches last night and a parade Tues. night. And we are going to vote next Tues. I hope you like it where you are now write & tell me about it & I'll try not to be so slow in answering. Lydia" Addressed to Edith Woodruff.
[In the book!]

Monument Square
front "Monument Square, South Hadley, Mass." Inscribed on front: "This is Mrs. Macks old home" (The square is someone's home??)
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 3, 1909 6pm in Winchester, Mass. A. M. S. #4328 Printed in Germany. "Winchester Mass. Dear Friend:- Your card recieved [sic] So glad to get it. Am just getting around on crutches. It's awful. The plaster cast is still in. Suppose you girls are planning for next Summer. Hope you will still come this way. Lovingly Mrs. Luz. #21 Stine Ave."

South Hadley Common
front Untitled view of South Hadley Common.
back "South Hadley Common with the "Old White Church" (1844-1875). Painting by Joseph Goodhue Chandler, 1876. Collection of Mount Holyoke College Art Museum." Divided back, postally unused, but inscribed "Class of 1921 Reunion May 28-30, 1976 Our 55th"

The Centre
front "The Centre. South Hadley, Mass." Nice view of the Common that shows the Judson (far right).
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Jul 19, 1909 7am in South Hadley. #A4176 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. An Excelsior card. "July 18, 1909 Dear William: - Papa and I just come from Laurel Park. Last Sunday your name was readed off for not being absence from Sunday school for six months. The rabbits are all right. We have four. Do you know this picture. I am learning to row. I have three chairs came and am on the fourth one. We have had a good shower this afternoon. Francis"

2291 College St. Looking South
front A real photo card. "College St. Looking South So. Hadley, Mass. 2291"
back Divided back. Postmarked Aug 16, 1922 5:30pm in South Hadley. "Received your kind card the other day. Thought you'd be interested to know that Mr. A. S. Barstow died night before last. - the funeral this P.M. Soon Rob and I expect to enjoy rides in his machine as he now has it almost completely fixed. It looks fine. Helen, Billy & Mother are now in Woodbridge, Conn. right out of New Haven so Sat. we expect to go down & bring them back Sunday. Hope this finds all well. With love, Ruth S."

The Park and Soldiers Monument
front "The Park and Soldiers Monument, South Hadley, Mass." Inscription: "This you remember is in front of place where trolleys stop."
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 21, 1909 7am in South Hadley. #2552 Published by The Rochester News Company, Rochester, NY. "Dear mamma,- I will write before long, but haven't much time just now. Last night I went to Reception, but didn't dance. We had awful time finding our senior partners. I wore my graduation rig, and we had chocolate ice cream ladies fingers and cookies with green frosting, and you know everybody eat[s] with their silk and kid gloves on so I did and got some green on my thumb. When I got home I put the end of thumb in water and nearly all of it came out, so I guess it didn't hurt my gloves. Now about coming up. I guess I'll have to let you decide. Sat afternoon I go to Hygiene lecture from 350-about 5. Well I thought I would tell you about it now but I guess there isn't room so will talk about that in letter soon. But really I can't quite decide which is best. Wed. I was in labwork from 830 to about 11:30, most of all Monday then washing from 1:30 to about 3:30. I really would like you to see Vespers though. Well I'll see you before long. OOOOOOOOO F. D. Just think I haven't written to Edith W. yet can't seem to find time to do anything."
[In the book!]

Post Office
front "Post-Office, South Hadley, Mass." In the approximate location of the present-day movie theater in the Commons.
back Divided back. Postmarked Feb 1, 1919 7am in South Hadley. #1141 Published by C. A. Gridley & Son. "Friday night One of South Hadley's noble edifices. No school tomorrow Hurrah! Catharine"

2296 College St. Looking North
front A real photo card. "College St. Looking North So. Hadley, Mass. 2296"
back Divided back. Postmarked Dec 12, 1913 10am in South Hadley. "Delighted to hear of your good behavior; hope you'll be fine & dandy soon. We'll be mighty glad to see you again - why, I feel lost without you to discuss with! Margaret Tucker is probably going to come after Xmas! Very lovingly, Maddie" Addressed to Miss Dorothy Felt at Englewood Hospital.

College Street
front "College Street, South Hadley, Mass." Brigham and Mrs. Cook's house are visible on the right side. Trolley tracks are on the right side of the street. The building on the left is 61 College Street, according to the inscription here.
back Divided back, postmarked Dec 12, 1910 5pm in South Hadley. #814 C. A. Gridley & Son. Made in Germany. "The Elm trees at the right are the one[s] in front of my window. The red house at the left is where Miss Wallace lives. The hall in sight is Brigham. With love, Harriette."

College Street
front Untitled view of College Street. The buildings on the left are numbered from left to right 1, 2, and 3. The billboard between buildings 2 and 3 advertises Glesmann's (the pharmacy). Inscription: "1 = Post-office 2 = General Store 3 = Drug Store / The car-track follows the street up past our house"
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 4, 1908 10am in South Hadley. "June 4 - 8:00 A.M. Was surprised but glad to receive yours so early as yesterday noon. That address is 19 Circuit Ave., Worcester - S.F.Bunnpus. [?] Miss L- thinks he has one year more. You mustn't worry about me - I was very tired and nervous over Sunday but am better now. My head ached again yesterday but doesn't this morning. Isn't this cool weather refreshing? Glad you enjoyed your cousins visit so much; - you, too, must be careful not to work any harder than you are obliged to. Eleven more school-days! R."