War Memorial Building – Holyoke MA


"This War Memorial Building serves the city of Holyoke as a community center.

The ground floor contains a large room for dances and entertainments, a kitchen, and a men's lounge in addition to the various service rooms.

The first floor is entered through a portico and includes a lobby, an auditorium with a stage and dressing rooms, the memorial hall, a lounge, cardrooms, a billiard room, women's lounge, and offices for the commission and custodian. The second floor has the auditorium balcony, the organization rooms, and two offices. The construction is fireproof and the two street facades have a granite base and limestone walls. The rear walls are brick.

The project was completed in September 1937 at a construction cost of $204,785 and a project cost of $221,605."

Project Details

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Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info

310 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Location notes:

Coordinates: 42.205170, -72.611121

2 comments on “War Memorial Building – Holyoke MA

  1. Beth Graziadei

    Hello, I work for the Central Western Mass. VA Medical Center. I would like to talk with someone about possibly renting the space for a Summit that the VA sponsors every year. It is my understanding that the space could accommodate about 150 people. We would like to have our canteen service supply food for the event. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you 413 584-4040 ext.2616

    • Gabriel Milner

      For this, you’ll need to contact someone at the building. We only chronicle its history as a New Deal site.

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