Holyoke City Hall

Holyoke City Hall was built in the early 1870s at the corner of Dwight and High Streets.

Inside Stop 1 – Stained Glass Windows

See LINK for its history. City hall recently is upgrading its windows since the stained glass and its support has gone down hill. See this LINK to read about the recent repairs to its windows. Three buildings in Holyoke on the National Register have federal Historic Restrictions on it. City Hall is one of those. The reason that a building is placed on such a list is that it accepted federal funds at some point for improvements.

Inside Stop 2 – First Floor

Outside Stop 1 – Holyoke City Hall

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The outer block of City Hall is that of Dwight – Court – Suffolk – High. The panels on the front give the dates and names of various sections.

Sanborn 1884 map

Sanborn 1949 map

Sanborn 1956 map

Outside Stop 2 – Dwight Street Architecture

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The Marble Building at one time was located at the NE corner of High and Dwight. This was a hotel built by John Delaney. Across Dwight Street and about 100 feet hill was the Holyoke Theater. The Holyoke Theater started out as the Holyoke Opera House. It changed into the Holyoke Theater during the movie era and later the State Theater.

Outside Stop 3 – Holyoke Heritage State Park

Read about what was and is now at this park at this LINK.

Outside Stop 4 – Annex

Behind City Hall is the Annex. It had recent repairs to its lanterns. Read at this LINK.

Outside Stop 5 – Holyoke Police Station

The Holyoke Police Station has been located in many places during the history of Holyoke.

City Hall
City Hall AnnexJuly 8, 1915
165 Sargeant
220 Appleton Street

Outside Stop 6 – Suffolk Street Architecture

Suffolk Theater

Globe Theater

Outside Stop 7 – High Street Architecture

Read about the architecture of High Street at this LINK.

Outside Stop 8 – Temperance Fountain

The Christian Temperance Fountain at Holyoke City Hall is a beautiful display. It was made in 1901 by the Temperance Union.