Category Archives: 1970s

Steward Manor vs. Fire

I received this great overhead shot of Laurel Rescue 49 leaving its station and turning onto Lafayette Avenue in September, 1974 from retired Captain John Floyd II. In the background is the familiar footpath behind Morris Drive, with an old … Continue reading

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People + Locations ÷ Time: revisiting (and recreating) your vintage Steward Manor photos

Many former residents have posted some phenomenal old photos on our Facebook page, some of which are also archived here in the Photos section. Most depict kids who were several years older than I was at the time, (we’re talking … Continue reading

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Postmark: 1960

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of an extensive walk-through of Steward Manor with fellow historian and former resident Jim Smart. Just one of many little details we discovered is this clear date stamp near the front leg of the old … Continue reading

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Steward Manor in Super 8: The Blizzard of ’79

There’s no snow in the immediate forecast (thankfully), but here’s a fun look back at one of Steward Manor’s more memorable winters—the Blizzard of ’79. That’s me and my dad shoveling out in front of 2 Woodland Ct. And yes, … Continue reading

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Steward Manor in Super 8

My parents recently had their old Super 8 home movies transferred to DVD, and while there’s several hours of silent footage to sift through, there’s sure to be some priceless clips of Steward Manor from the late 1970s and early … Continue reading

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The Man Behind “Morris Drive”… and Steward Manor

Residents of Steward Manor—or any apartment complex, for that matter—probably don’t often wonder about who built the neighborhood. Who had the foresight to envision not just what the buildings would look like, but how the community would be planned as … Continue reading

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Combining Then + Now

Another fun part of this project is revisiting old photos—literally. The first image shows me as a youngster (probably in 1981) walking home to 100 Bryan Ct. My mom was filming it on a Super-8 camera. Nearly 30 years later, … Continue reading

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