Greeks Lay Corner Stone

by Laurel | March 8th, 2012

08 January 1917

Greek Church, Main Street

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Main Street

Many Prominent Members of Greek Clergy Present at Church Ceremony

The corner-stone of the new Greek Church on Main street was laid yesterday with appropriate ceremonies. Among those present were representatives of the Greek clergy from Chicopee, Springfield an Holyoke. Members of the community of the Holy Trinity, which is the name of the Holyoke community of the Greek Orthodox Church, formed at the Monument hall at 11:30 and led by a band, marched four abreast to the church site on Main Street, which adjoins the building of the Skinner Memorial Girls’ Club. Over 500 took park in the procession and on their arrival at the site services were held and the corner-stone laid.

Work on excavating for the new building was started over a week ago and the basement is nearly ready. Work will be pushed on the building and it is hoped to have it ready for Greek Easter service. A collection was taken yesterday and about $700 added to the church fund. The new building will cost about $20,000 and will be 45 by 75 feet with a height overall of 70 feet. The architecture will be Grecian and the plans were drawn by Kyruacis A. Kalfas of New york city The building will be of pressed brick with cut stone trimmings and the front elevation will show two towers on each side of the building with a large dome in the center. The Greek consul at Boston, Timoleon Timagems, was invited to deliver the address at the laying of the corner-stone. The committee in charge of the services yesterday were Rev. Sophronios Karapiperis, P.K. Liacopoulos, P. Eliopolous, P.E. Liacopoulos, T. Alexion and T. Yianopoalos.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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