The best format to explain these neighborhoods is via their churches. This is since the church was the center of all life since schools, residential home, civic centers, and hospitals surrounded the parish. This is especially true of the Catholic churches since most workers in Holyoke were immigrants to Holyoke and wanted to create an area that was similar to their home base.
Holy Rosary Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour
Four Churches in the Highlands (Holy Cross Church, Saint Paul’s Church, First Congregational Church of Holyoke, and the Methodist Episcopal Church)