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Introducing the Pedlar Banking Center

Preserving a part of Holyoke’s history and a place to experience the future of community banking.


“This has been an incredibly exciting project for us. After months and months of planning we are about to bring back to life a piece of Holyoke history that will serve as our most innovative office yet as well as a place where the community can gather.”

Tom Senecal, President and CEO of PeoplesBank

Hildreth House Restoration

Built by a business and community leader in the 1880s and converted into an iconic community landmark in the 1940s, the Hildreth House, part of what was known as the Yankee Pedlar, has been restored and renovated by PeoplesBank.

It will open as the newest banking center for PeoplesBank on September 3, 2019, and will be called the Pedlar Banking Center in recognition of its history.

PeoplesBank has restored the Hildreth House to close to its original Queen Anne style by removing many of the alterations and renovations that have occurred since the home’s construction in 1882. One 20th -century touch that was retained and rebuilt was the wraparound porch that was an iconic part of the Yankee Pedlar as well as many homes of the period located along Northampton Street. A new addition to Hildreth House was added in the rear of the building to provide space for the bank lobby, teller counter, and support offices, as well as the drive-thru canopy.

Hildreth House

Pedlar Banking Center News

June 24, 2019 - BusinessWest
PeoplesBank Is Writing A New Chapter In History Of Yankee Pedlar Property

June 26, 2019 - Springfield Republican
PeoplesBank preserves Yankee Pedlar memories on site of Holyoke landmark


Pedlar Green Construction

Green Attributes

The Pedlar Banking Center is the fourth environmentally friendly building constructed by PeoplesBank.

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Pedlar Interactive Teller Machines

VideoBanker ITMs

VideoBanker ITMs will be available from the drive-thru lanes, allowing customers extended service hours and the ability to perform almost all transactions available inside a banking center.

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Pedlar Community Room

Community Room

The interior of the Pedlar Banking Center houses a community room, which will be available to nonprofit organizations free of charge.

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Pedlar Valley Bike Share

Valley Bike Share

PeoplesBank is sponsoring a ValleyBike Share station located at the Pedlar Banking Center.

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Pedlar Events


Coming Soon! Check back for all events surrounding the opening of the Pedlar Banking Center.

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