Original Lydia Shattuck Hall

[Lydia Shattuck Hall]


There were two buildings called Shattuck Hall. The original Shattuck Hall was the physics and chemistry building; it was built in 1892 and torn down in 1954. It was named for Lydia Shattuck (class of 1851), professor emerita of botany.

I have only found one card that featured Shattuck by itself; there are several cards on the Williston Hall page that also display Shattuck Hall in the view.

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.

Shattuck Hall
front "Lydia Shattuck Hall Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Sender inscribed an arrow to the word "Shattuck" and the words "(I couldn't resist!)" next to the label.
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Sep 24, 1917 7am in South Hadley. Stamp missing. #800 C. A. Gridley & Son. Made in Germany. "Sun. So very sorry to miss you yesterday I was in Holyoke for just an hour and a half. Can't your people stop for a few minutes when they bring you back to college - Oct 10 isn't it? I do want your mother and May to see what some of the things are like and also to see the Registrar. I am sending this picture as you will have a guide of your own the next time you come over instead of a borrowed one!! I shall look for your family the 10th. H. L. Stedman"