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George Edward Haynes

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Oct 1932 (aged 57)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 150649254 · View Source
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Springfield Republican, 28 October 1932, p. 6

End Comes After Three Years of Ill Health - Boston Native Designed Many Buildings in This Region

Pittsfield, Oct. 27 -- George Edward Haynes, 57, a widely known and very successful architect, died this morning at 8 at his home at 29 George street. He had been in ill health for three years and in critical condition since Friday.

A native of Boston, where he received his early and technical education, Mr. Haynes came to Pittsfield in 1901 as architect for the old Stanley Manufacturing Company, the predecessor of the General Electric Company's plant here. In 1904 he opened an office of his own in the Wright Building and had since been located in Pittsfield.

Best Known Creations
Mr. Haynes was recognized by the profession as an architect of outstanding ability. Among his best known creations are the Church of All Angels at Worcester, Mount Carmel Church at Pittsfield; the interior of St. Peter's Church at Great Barrington, Chicopee High School, Moseley School at Westfield, Hibbard, Mercer and Crane schools at Pittsfield. He won the award for his Mercer design when only 26. He also designed the Father Mathew building here, Wood Brothers, England Brothers, Greystone, Farrell, Blaisdell buildings, White Terrace apartments and Wendell garage and Notre Dame rectory.

Several of these structures were rebuilt under Mr. Haynes's general designs and direction. Some are unique; all have pleasing architectural lines combining beauty and utility. He was an expert mathematician and enjoyed working out the solution of intricate problems, often far into the night. He was a close reader of the best books and kept well informed on national and state problems and issues.

Mr. Haynes was a member of the Father Mathew Sociey, of which he had served as president; National Academy of Social and Political Science, Rabida Council, Knights of Columbus, and Bishop Conaty Assembly, Fourth degree Kinghts of Columbus.

He leaves his widow who is the former Mary Cahill Haynes; one daughter, Miss Gertrude E., who has been associated as architect with her father; one brother, John, and three sisters, Misses Nellie, Elizabeth and Annie, all of Boston. The funeral will be held at St. Theresa's chapel Saturday morning, with burial in St. Joseph's cemetery.

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