William Arthur Dykeman

Personal Data

William Arthur Dykeman was born on August 12, 1872, in Boston, the son of William Dykeman and his wife, Agnes A. Whitehead.

He married on April 22, 1903, in Somerville, to Florence Mabel Norcross (b. 1871-1872 in Somerville; d. 1957 in Wakefield), daughter of J. Leland Norcross and his wife, Sarah E. Pettingill.

William Dykeman died in 1949 in Winchester.


William Dykeman was a draftsman in Boston from about 1890, and established his own office as an architect in about 1899. In about 1910, he joined with John Frederick Murray in the firm of Dykeman and Murray. They remained partners until September of 1918, when John Murray joined the Army. Thereafter, William Dykeman continued as a sole practitioner.

Among Dykeman and Murray’s works were the Barre National and Savings Bank in Barre, Vermont; the First National Bank in Pepperell, Massachusetts; the Conway National and Savings Bank in Conway, New Hampshire; the Mystic Theatre in Malden; and J. S. Bailey’s Department Store in Springfield.

Back Bay Work

1913 360 Commonwealth (Remodeling) [Dykeman and Murray]