About Henry A Sykes
Henry A. Sykes was born in 1810 in Suffield, Connecticut. His family was one of the early families of Suffield. He was raised by his grandfather, Victory Sykes, after being orphaned at age five. He is best known as an architect. By the time he was thirty, he had designed and built the First Congregational Church and the Second Baptist Church (still in use) in Suffield. He was designed stores and private residences in Springfield, buildings at Amherst College (which awarded him an A.M. degree in 1854) and residences and churches in Greenfield, Mass. He was also a deacon of the First Congregational Church in 1857. He died in 1860.