Tag Archives: 1980s

Halloween at Steward Manor

Is everyone ready for Halloween? Steward Manor was a fantastic place to go trick-or-treating in the 1980s, as I (and my dentist) can attest. This 1993 photo from the Rental Office’s collection shows some costumed staff members getting a head … 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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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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Keys to the Past

When my parents and I moved out of Steward Manor in the summer of 1987, I assume we turned in two sets of keys: my mom’s and my dad’s. I, on the other hand, didn’t relinquish mine. It wasn’t that … Continue reading

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A View From the 80s

This photo, taken one evening in the early 1980s from a window at 10 Sharon Ct. #301, gives a bird’s eye view of a favorite playground—the large blacktopped park between 6 and 8 Morris Dr. One of three playgrounds in … Continue reading

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