In 2020, $80,000 was awarded to the Department of Public Works for the Phase III of the City Hall Stained Glass Windows Restoration Project. These funds will rehabilitate and reinstall two stained glass windows with protective glazing, including Window #12 (showcasing the theme of Water Power) and Window #3 (showcasing the tehem of Commerce), and to remove and crate the remaining ballroom windows (#1 - Agriculture, #2 - Decorative, #4 - Decorative, and #5 - The Arts). Through a funding match from the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Fund, up to two windows are expected be restored.
The first phase was completed in 2015 with a mixture of MHC, city, and private citizen funding. The second phase was completed with FY19 CPA funding. This is the third phase of the Stained Glass Windows Restoration. The project is ongoing. The purpose of removing and crating the remaining windows is to protect them until all windows are eventually restored and reinstalled.
The Holyoke City Hall is an elaborate building, known for its Gothic Revival architectural style. It was completed in 1876 and designed by Charles B. Atwood and H.F. Kilburn. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and within the North High Street Historic District. The building houses the city's administrative offices and also serves as a downtown gathering space for the Holyoke community in the palatial Ballroom where the the stained glass restoration is in progress. The stained glass windows were designed by the celebrated 19th century Boston artist, Samuel West.