Holyoke Receives Grant for Stained Glass Windows Text Size

HOLYOKE – Mayor Alex B. Morse is pleased to announce that the City of Holyoke has been awarded a Massachusetts Historical Commission- Round 19:  Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund matching grant of $65,000 for the restoration of the stained glass windows at City Hall.


Mayor Morse notes that “the City has been working for several years to identify and capture the funds necessary for the $400,000 restoration of the stained glass windows in City Hall.  The windows are a significant historic and architectural resource in dire need of rehab.  I am pleased and grateful that MHC recognized the value of this project.”


The Samuel West stained glass windows are original to the 1876 City Hall building, named a Historic Place by the National Historic Register in 1975 and located in the High Street Historic District.   Some windows are strictly decorative while others are figural representing Holyoke’s history in Agriculture, Water Power, Music, the Arts, Industry, Commerce and Liberty.  The windows are a highly visible attribute of City Hall giving it a church-like appearance.


The MHC grant application was a collaborative project between the Department of Public Works and the Office for Community Development.  In addition to the $65,000 MHC grant, the Holyoke Public Library Corporation has pledged a $50,000 donation towards the restoration effort to date.   Other funding sources are being pursued.


For additional information please contact the Mayor’s office at 322-5510.

Posted on October 3, 2013 by