James Newton house

This is part of the Holyoke Heritage Trail so after visiting here get back onto the trail.

The James Newton house on Chestnut Street in Holyoke is the home of the most important person in the history of Holyoke. James Newton funded many of the early industrialists of the city. He also ran his own businesses.

This Holyoke Day Nursery at 159 Chestnut Street is now a private group. When it started in 1916 it was a religious group from Saint Jerome Church. The group was called the Saint Agnes Guild and was a women only group. This was the first child care day nursery in Western Massachusetts and about the 10th in Massachusetts overall.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1949 map