The Pump House

[Pump House]


The Pump House was built in 1852 and used to supply water to the Seminary Building. It housed zoology specimens from 1908 to 1957, thus earning the name "Cat House". It is the oldest building still standing on the campus. For more views of the Pump House, check my cabinet card collection.

The Images

All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

The Old Pump-House and Pond
front "The Old Pump-House and Pond, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Jan 7, 1909 5pm in South Hadley. #61227 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Printed in Germany. "Enjoyed your postal very much. Lois K. Curtice"

The Cat House
front "The Cat House, Mount Holyoke College."
back Divided back, postmarked Jun 24, 1941 5:30pm in South Hadley. "The City" Post Cards, from photographs made by The Maynard Workshop, Waban, Mass. "Mommy is having a little vacation too. Wish you could see the big mountains and beautiful woods. Love, Mommy"