Holyoke House Over Time — You Guess Location — Today

by Laurel | March 14th, 2014

14 March 2014

So for those who read my post a couple of days ago called Holyoke House Over Time — You Guess Location I wrote about the first house my parents purchased and how it transformed by my  grandparents ownership. I also asked if anyone could guess a location, and one person was correct in placing it in West Holyoke, though nonspecific as to where.

The house address is 202 County Road. We always had a Holyoke address and paid Holyoke taxes, but on Google street view it insists on Westfield as the city. The Westfield city line, when we lived there was nearby for sure, but we were Holyoke, so not sure if there were changes in that.  The house is situated a couple of houses from the corner of Dupuis Road and just a short distance from where the Sundown Drive In was located.

The house today looks like the following two images (courtesy Google Street maps — click through to enlarge):

202 County Road, Holyoke, MA

202 County Road, Holyoke, Mass

202 County Road, Holyoke, MA

202 County Road, Holyoke, MA

If you carefully compare the upper image to that of the white house picture in the previous post, you can see the original structure begins just to the left of the window at the left of the front door. Lots more change.

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