View of Sargeant Street, 1969

by Laurel | January 26th, 2012

The image below is from the Holyoke Community College Annual, Latchkey. Click on image for a larger view. A typical sunny day with students sitting on the lawn, in the lower image this location was on the lawn just above the word “Sargeant” at the left.

The reason this picture is posted is the view down Sargeant Street. Some of the apartment buildings or “blocks” seen here on the right are no longer with us. This image is looking toward the Armory and Walnut Street. In the larger version of this image a glimpse of the Armory is visible. Compare with the aerial view in the Bing image, below.

Back in 1969 – 1970 I had a 5th floor walk-up apartment on the corner of Sargeant and Walnut, located just behind the white truck is in the upper image. Gone now. But back then a great student apartment — shared it with a friend, heated, for $20 weekly. In the lower image this building would have been in what is now the vacant lot in the lower right corner.

Do you recognize anyone in this picture? I think I recognize one person by name, but the faces are familiar.

From the 1969 HCC Latchkey

From the 1969 HCC Latchkey

Aerial View of HCC, 1969

Aerial View of HCC, 2012

5 Responses to “View of Sargeant Street, 1969”

  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers. It is a great place to meet other genealogists, share information & have fun. Your blog is beautiful!

  2. Thanks Colleen! Your blog is beautiful too, just spent a little time there — the Pasquale surname is familiar to me, I believe there were a few in Holyoke. Thanks for adding my blog!

  3. Andy Stefancik says:

    Was there until June of ’69. Sitting on the lawn was certainly in fashion back then. So all the yearbooks were called Latchkey? I bought the ’68 yearbook for the fire and it was called Latchkey also. The gal in the front looks familiar but couldn’t name her. Across the continent in Washington State, in ’73, folks were still sitting on the grass at the colleges, sometimes whole classes. Of course Bill Wilkinson would have his whole Soc class dancing around the flag pole in Elmwood – lol

  4. Andy … so true re Bill Wilkinson — and sitting on the lawn! Yes I think all the yearbooks are called Latchkey. I have another one I plan to dig out of storage sometime soon, The woman in front I recognize also — her face anyway, no name comes to me. But looking at that picture I can almost feel the sun on my face this winter day!

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