Transcript Building and Block

The Transcript Building and Block at 172-178 High and 180-182 High Street housed the newspaper called the Holyoke Transcript and Telegraph. The Block started in 1869 in the Italianate style. Below is their 1869 ad.

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The Holyoke Telegraph existed on its own from 1915 to 1925. It was located near the Depot Square area. The merger meant more work space was needed so the Transcript Building was made in 1925. This Building might almost be called an Art Deco building.

In 1915 another tenant was the City Directory Office of which I do much of my research.

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Before the Transcript Building was made there was another building there that housed the Smith Fish Store.

Sanborn map analysis

Sanborn 1915 map shows the Wedge and Ward was now part of the Transcript.

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