Category Archives: 1980s

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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The Pool

On a beautiful, late summer day like today, who wouldn’t want to take a dip in the Steward Manor swimming pool? These various photos from the rental office collection are undated, but most appear to be from the mid 1990s … Continue reading

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Peephole to the Past

Here’s an unusual shot I took as a kid circa 1985, just to see if it would come out. It’s a distorted view from our our apartment door peephole at 100 Bryan Ct. #202. Despite the focus (or lack thereof), … 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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My Mom’s Camera/Time Machine

Here’s a photo of my mom standing in the playground beside 8 Morris Drive—the same playground that contained the big slide shown in the previous post. To the left is part of what was also the biggest see-saw in the … Continue reading

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The Big Slide

You probably wouldn’t want to be on Steward Manor’s tallest sliding board on a sweltering day like today, as that metal was HOT. On this nice September day in 1980, though, it wasn’t bad at all.

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Steward Manor in Super 8: 100 Bryan Court, 1981

This is Super 8 footage from 1981, apparently filmed by my mom the day I got my first pair of (horrifically ugly) eyeglasses—which I understandably chose to wear only when absolutely necessary. Nonetheless, I’m certainly grateful to have this rare … Continue reading

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The Case of the Disappearing Kitchen (Door)

Thanks to my friend and fellow Steward Manor historian Jim Smart for tracking down this vintage ad, and pointing out that the apartment complex actually used this Holcomb & Hoke FolDoor unit in its infancy. As a child, I lived … Continue reading

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Dart Drug, Steward Manor, Steward Towers: 1988

This is a clipping my mom pulled from the Laurel Leader on November 17, 1988—a little over a year after we moved from Steward Manor. It wasn’t that often that we saw Steward Manor in the newspaper, and she correctly … 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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