George Perkins Bissell Alderman, Well Known Architect

by Laurel | November 4th, 2011

Holyoke High School

Holyoke High School

On 03 November 1942, well-known architect George Perkins Bissell Alderman died, his obituary appeared in newspapers the following day. At the time of his death, Alderman resided at 76 Westfield Road and had been in Holyoke Hospital for nearly a week. A few of the numerous buildings Alderman designed are listed below, but if you are from or have lived in Holyoke you have seen (and probably been inside) G. P. B. Alderman’s work:

    Park National Bank
    Rackliffe Building on Suffolk Street
    Elks Home
    Masonic Temple (Chestnut Street)
    Buildings for A. Steiger & Co. in Holyoke, Springfield, New Bedford, Fall River and Port Chester, NY.
    First Congregational Church
    Mater Dolorosa Church
    Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Holyoke High School, Trade School and William Whiting School

The Masonic Lodge:

Holyoke's Masonic Lodge

Holyoke's Masonic Lodge

The Alderman family plot is in Forestdale cemetery, Section P-1.

Alderman Tombstone, Forestdale Cemetery

Alderman Tombstone, Forestdale Cemetery

Alderman Tombstone, Forestdale Cemetery

Alderman Tombstone, Forestdale Cemetery

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