Collins Park

One last postcard view of the somewhat idyllic village of Scotia, NY. Or at least of its picnic pavilions. We noted a little bit of the history of Collins Park […]

The Scotia Public Library

So, while we’re postcarding through beautiful downtown Scotia, New York, we have to visit everyone’s favorite library. Part of the Schenectady County library system, it’s in the Abraham Glen House, […]

Entering Scotia

Another view, this time from the topside, of the Western Gateway Bridge and its approach into Scotia. I always loved the concrete lattice details, which on the “new” bridge were […]

When Bridges Were Bridges

Not sure just when this undated postcard of the original Western Gateway Bridge was made, but the bridge itself, a graceful concrete arch structure, opened in December 1925. Previously, Schenectady […]

The Old Mohawk School

Here’s a pretty picture of another old school, Scotia’s original Mohawk School, on Mohawk Avenue. It was built in 1870, and served as the school until sometime in the 1930s […]