I recently recieevd these great photos from D. Rochon who also provided this context: " I was driving down Northampton Street in Holyoke last Sunday and stopped to take a few pictures of 1966 Northampton Street (side view) from the Baptist Church Parking Lot. I thought you might enjoy them. I lived across Carlton Street from this house from 1954 through 1978. Two of my childhood friends rented an attic apartment at 1966 Northampton Street, so we played there a lot. An elderly couple by the name of Ritterman owned the home at that time. We used to play on the snow banks of the Baptist Church. In the springtime, there were beautiful white lilacs in the yard. As you can see, the house has been very well maintained. I admire the outstanding architecture of this era."
Ellen Ives is listed in the 1912 Holyoke Directory at 1966 Northampton St., along with her brother Dwight, a farmer. Here is a link to a 2003 picture.
Update: i found out from Carl Eger, the owner of this home for some time that Dwight Ives, the original owner, was the head Deacon of the next door Baptist Church as well as the first President of the Holyoke National Bank, which was located on the north west side of High St, across from City Hall. He also had built, for his two sisters, the home adjacent to this home, which is down Carlton St (formerly aka Mechanic Street that was the first publicly accepted street in Holyoke). His sister, Ellen had moved in this house by 1912.