Scotia’s post office building dates to 1940 and looks to me like a village post office is supposed to look. Auto enthusiasts could probably give a good idea of the date of this postcard, but not much has changed on this corner in the last half-century. The free-standing signs out front, which used to advertise for military recruiting, are long gone, but everything else is the same. By the way, in the early 1960s, my great-grandparents lived in the upstairs apartment of the gray building to the left.
Inside the post office is an historic WPA mural created by Amy Jones, depicting “The Glen Family Spared by French Indians,” a reminder of the aftermath of the Schenectady Massacre of 1690.