National Register of Historic Places listings in Schenectady County, New York

List of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Schenectady County, New York

This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Schenectady County, New York. The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".[1] Four of the sites are further designated U.S. National Historic Landmarks.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 10, 2019.[2]
Contents: Counties in New York
Albany (Albany)AlleganyBronxBroomeCattaraugusCayugaChautauquaChemungChenangoClintonColumbiaCortlandDelawareDutchess (Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck)Erie (Buffalo)EssexFranklinFultonGeneseeGreeneHamiltonHerkimerJeffersonKingsLewisLivingstonMadisonMonroe (Rochester)MontgomeryNassauNew York (Below 14th Street, 14th to 59th Streets, 59th to 110th Streets, Above 110th Street, Islands)NiagaraOneidaOnondagaOntarioOrangeOrleansOswegoOtsegoPutnamQueensRensselaerRichmondRocklandSt. LawrenceSaratoga – Schenectady – SchoharieSchuylerSenecaSteubenSuffolkSullivanTiogaTompkinsUlsterWarrenWashingtonWayneWestchester (Northern, Southern, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Yonkers)WyomingYates
Map of New York highlighting Schenectady County
Location of Schenectady County in New York

Listings county-wide

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 Abrahams Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Hardin Rd.
42°48′30″N 74°11′25″W / 42.808333°N 74.190278°W
2 Avery Farmhouse October 11, 1984
NY 30
42°46′11″N 74°14′00″W / 42.769722°N 74.233333°W
3 H. S. Barney Building July 19, 1984
217-229 State St.
42°48′55″N 73°56′44″W / 42.815278°N 73.945556°W
4 Becker Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Creek Rd.
42°45′07″N 74°15′43″W / 42.751944°N 74.261944°W
5 Bishop Family Lustron House March 6, 2008
26 Slater Dr.
42°53′20″N 73°54′52″W / 42.888889°N 73.914444°W
6 Joseph Braman House April 24, 1987
Braman's Corners
42°48′31″N 74°13′10″W / 42.808611°N 74.219444°W
7 Brandywine Avenue School December 9, 1999
108 Brandywine Ave.
42°48′08″N 73°55′29″W / 42.802222°N 73.924722°W
Schenectady Destroyed by fire in November 2007
8 Central Fire Station April 11, 1985
Erie Blvd.
42°48′48″N 73°56′47″W / 42.813333°N 73.946389°W
9 Chadwick Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Schoharie Tpk.
42°44′17″N 74°10′16″W / 42.738056°N 74.171111°W
10 Chapman Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Miller's Corners Rd.
42°48′44″N 74°13′16″W / 42.812222°N 74.221111°W
11 Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church
April 24, 1987
NY 20
42°46′07″N 74°09′17″W / 42.768611°N 74.154722°W
12 Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
August 25, 1970
Schoharie Tpke.
42°44′27″N 74°07′30″W / 42.740833°N 74.125°W
13 Delanson Historic District
Delanson Historic District
October 11, 1984
Main St.
42°44′35″N 74°11′16″W / 42.743056°N 74.187778°W
14 Dellemont-Wemple Farm October 25, 1973
W of Schenectady on Wemple Rd.
42°46′16″N 74°00′30″W / 42.771111°N 74.008333°W
15 Duane Mansion
Duane Mansion
April 24, 1987
NY 20
42°45′16″N 74°07′41″W / 42.754444°N 74.128056°W
16 Duanesburg-Florida Baptist Church October 11, 1984
NY 30
42°48′31″N 74°12′58″W / 42.808611°N 74.216111°W
17 Eatons Corners Historic District October 11, 1984
Eatons Corners Rd.
42°48′21″N 74°14′50″W / 42.805833°N 74.247222°W
18 Enlarged Double Lock No. 23, Old Erie Canal
Enlarged Double Lock No. 23, Old Erie Canal
March 6, 2008
Rice Rd.
42°49′25″N 73°59′13″W / 42.823611°N 73.986944°W
19 Ferguson Farm Complex April 24, 1987
NY 20
42°45′37″N 74°06′56″W / 42.760278°N 74.115556°W
20 First Unitarian Society Church
First Unitarian Society Church
February 5, 2014
1221 Wendell Ave.
42°48′57″N 73°55′28″W / 42.8157314°N 73.9243425°W
Schenectady Modernist Edward Durrell Stone church in GE Realty Plot district
21 Foster Building
Foster Building
June 3, 1991
508 State St.
42°48′42″N 73°56′27″W / 42.811667°N 73.940833°W
Schenectady First terra-cotta building in city, and first building to show influence of City Beautiful movement, when built in 1907
22 Franklin School June 30, 1983
Ave. B and Mason St.
42°49′23″N 73°55′21″W / 42.823056°N 73.9225°W
23 Gaige Homestead October 11, 1984
Weaver Rd.
42°44′53″N 74°09′09″W / 42.748056°N 74.1525°W
24 General Electric Realty Plot
General Electric Realty Plot
November 18, 1980
Roughly bounded by Oxford Pl., Union Ave., Nott St., Lenox and Lowell Rds.
42°49′01″N 73°55′14″W / 42.816944°N 73.920556°W
Schenectady Former Union College property bought by GE in late 19th century for executives and researchers to build upscale homes on.
25 General Electric Research Laboratory
General Electric Research Laboratory
May 15, 1975
General Electric main plant
42°48′39″N 73°57′06″W / 42.810833°N 73.951667°W
Schenectady First research laboratory established by an American corporation
26 Gilbert Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Thousand Acre Rd.
42°44′30″N 74°14′38″W / 42.741667°N 74.243889°W
27 Abraham Glen House
Abraham Glen House
July 14, 2004
Mohawk Ave.
42°49′27″N 73°57′35″W / 42.824167°N 73.959722°W
Scotia Rare Dutch heavy timber frame house, built in 1730s, is now Scotia's branch of the county public library
28 Glenville District No. 5 Schoolhouse May 19, 2014
2140 Potter Rd.
42°56′22″N 74°04′53″W / 42.9394787°N 74.0814489°W
29 Joseph Green Farmhouse October 11, 1984
NY 159
42°49′43″N 74°10′43″W / 42.828611°N 74.178611°W
30 Halladay Farmhouse October 11, 1984
US 20
42°45′59″N 74°12′49″W / 42.766389°N 74.213611°W
31 Hawes Homestead October 11, 1984
Herrick Rd.
42°47′35″N 74°12′39″W / 42.793056°N 74.210833°W
32 Hotel Van Curler
Hotel Van Curler
September 12, 1985
78 Washington Ave.
42°48′54″N 73°56′58″W / 42.815°N 73.949444°W
Schenectady 1925 building now Elston Hall of the Schenectady County Community College
33 Horace Mann School November 24, 2015
602 Craig St.
42°48′12″N 73°56′24″W / 42.803373°N 73.9398947°W
Schenectady 1908 school built to accommodate rising enrollment in a growing neighborhood
34 Howard Homestead October 11, 1984
McGuire School Rd.
42°46′39″N 74°13′44″W / 42.7775°N 74.228889°W
35 Jenkins House
Jenkins House
October 11, 1984
57 Main St.
42°44′46″N 74°11′19″W / 42.746111°N 74.188611°W
36 Jenkins Octagon House
Jenkins Octagon House
October 11, 1984
NY 395
42°45′31″N 74°11′07″W / 42.758611°N 74.185278°W
37 A.D. (Boss) Jones House
A.D. (Boss) Jones House
October 11, 1984
McGuire School Rd.
42°46′20″N 74°12′53″W / 42.772222°N 74.214722°W
38 George Westinghouse Jones House September 15, 2004
1944 Union St.
42°47′39″N 73°53′11″W / 42.794167°N 73.886389°W
39 Ladd Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Dare Rd.
42°47′18″N 74°13′33″W / 42.788333°N 74.225833°W
40 Irving Langmuir House
Irving Langmuir House
January 7, 1976
1176 Stratford Rd.
42°48′58″N 73°55′09″W / 42.816111°N 73.919167°W
Schenectady Home of Irving Langmuir, 1932 Nobel laureate in chemistry and first industrial chemist so honored. During his career at GE, improved functioning of light bulb, developed concentric model of atom, co-developed cloud seeding and was among first scientists to work with plasmas.
41 George Lasher House October 11, 1984
Levey Rd.
42°50′11″N 74°09′16″W / 42.836389°N 74.154444°W
42 Alexander Liddle Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Gamsey Rd.
42°46′42″N 74°12′26″W / 42.778333°N 74.207222°W
43 Robert Liddle Farmhouse October 11, 1984
Little Dale Farm Rd.
42°46′34″N 74°07′21″W / 42.776111°N 74.1225°W
44 Thomas Liddle Farm Complex October 11, 1984
Eaton Corners Rd.
42°47′51″N 74°14′23″W / 42.7975°N 74.239722°W
45 Mabee House
Mabee House
May 22, 1978
S of Rotterdam Junction on NY 5S
42°51′56″N 74°01′56″W / 42.865556°N 74.032222°W
Rotterdam Junction
46 Macomber Stone House October 11, 1984
Barton Hill Rd.
42°43′17″N 74°12′52″W / 42.721389°N 74.214444°W
47 Mariaville Historic District October 11, 1984
NY 159
42°49′42″N 74°08′08″W / 42.828333°N 74.135556°W
48 Mica Insulator Company January 4, 2012
797 & 845 Broadway
42°48′14″N 73°57′06″W / 42.803817°N 73.951756°W
49 New York State Barge Canal
New York State Barge Canal
October 15, 2014
Linear across county
42°49′13″N 73°56′44″W / 42.820191°N 73.945574°W
Schenectady, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, Scotia Successor to Erie Canal approved by state voters in early 20th century to compete with railroads
50 Niskayuna Railroad Station
Niskayuna Railroad Station
November 19, 2007
N. side River Rd., Lyons Park
42°46′47″N 73°49′25″W / 42.779722°N 73.823611°W
51 Niskayuna Reformed Church
Niskayuna Reformed Church
April 18, 1979
3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
42°46′34″N 73°49′56″W / 42.776111°N 73.832222°W
52 North Mansion and Tenant House
North Mansion and Tenant House
April 24, 1987
North Mansion Rd.
42°45′13″N 74°06′52″W / 42.753611°N 74.114444°W
53 Nott Memorial Hall
Nott Memorial Hall
May 5, 1972
Union College campus
42°49′02″N 73°55′49″W / 42.817222°N 73.930278°W
Schenectady 16-sided domed building at center of campus considered fine example of Victorian Gothic. Has had many uses over years; completely restored in 1990s.
54 Nott Street School December 29, 2011
487 Nott St.
42°49′14″N 73°55′52″W / 42.820683°N 73.931133°W
55 F. F. Proctor Theatre and Arcade
F. F. Proctor Theatre and Arcade
October 4, 1979
432 State St.
42°48′44″N 73°56′31″W / 42.812222°N 73.941944°W
Schenectady 1926 theater recently renovated. One of the most lavish in nation when built; hosted first public demonstration of television in 1930.
56 Quaker Street Historic District
Quaker Street Historic District
October 11, 1984
Schoharie Tpk., Gallupville and Darby Hill Rds.
42°44′01″N 74°11′16″W / 42.733611°N 74.187778°W
57 Reformed Presbyterian Church Parsonage October 11, 1984
Duanesburg Churches Rd.
42°46′16″N 74°09′26″W / 42.771111°N 74.157222°W
58 Rosendale Common School July 19, 2010
2572 Rosendale Rd.
42°47′46″N 73°51′31″W / 42.796111°N 73.858611°W
Niskayuna vicinity
59 Schenectady Armory
Schenectady Armory
March 2, 1995
125 Washington Ave.
42°48′48″N 73°56′58″W / 42.813333°N 73.949444°W
Schenectady Intact 1936 Art Deco armory, unusually located in center (at the time) of city rather than outskirts
60 Schenectady City Hall and Post Office
Schenectady City Hall and Post Office
October 11, 1978
Jay St.
42°48′51″N 73°56′22″W / 42.814167°N 73.939444°W
Schenectady 1931 McKim, Mead and White building with window arches matching nearby post office
61 Seeley Farmhouse May 23, 1978
2 Freeman's Bridge Rd.
42°49′54″N 73°55′50″W / 42.831667°N 73.930556°W
62 Sheldon Farmhouse October 11, 1984
NY 7
42°43′27″N 74°15′20″W / 42.724167°N 74.255556°W
63 Shute Octagon House
Shute Octagon House
October 11, 1984
McGuire School Rd.
42°46′28″N 74°13′10″W / 42.774444°N 74.219444°W
64 St. Columba's School December 1, 2015
400 Craig St.
42°48′19″N 73°56′18″W / 42.8052632°N 73.9383525°W
Schenectady 1923 school was central to city's Irish Catholic population
65 St. Mary's Catholic Church Complex June 12, 2017
820-828 Eastern Ave. & 104 Irving St.
42°48′41″N 73°55′41″W / 42.811425°N 73.927928°W
Schenectady vicinity Stone church and several other buildings erected in early 20th century to serve the city's growing Polish immigrant population remained in use until 2009
66 Stockade Historic District
Stockade Historic District
April 3, 1973
Roughly bounded by Mohawk River, RR tracks, and Union St.
42°49′07″N 73°56′47″W / 42.818611°N 73.946389°W
Schenectady Oldest section of city, with many houses dating to 18th century
67 Swart House and Tavern January 4, 2007
130 Johnson Rd.
42°53′10″N 74°03′02″W / 42.886111°N 74.050556°W
68 Union Street Historic District
Union Street Historic District
November 17, 1982
Union St. from Hudson River to Phoenix Ave.
42°48′46″N 73°55′41″W / 42.812778°N 73.928056°W
Schenectady Intact 19th century development along main axis of city's expansion during that period.
69 US Post Office-Schenectady
US Post Office-Schenectady
May 11, 1989
29 Jay St.[5]
42°48′53″N 73°56′21″W / 42.814722°N 73.939167°W
Schenectady 1912 neoclassical building added onto during Depression
70 US Post Office-Scotia Station
US Post Office-Scotia Station
May 11, 1989
224 Mohawk Ave.
42°49′38″N 73°57′59″W / 42.827222°N 73.966389°W
Scotia Detailed Colonial Revival post office built 1939–40
71 Vale Cemetery and Vale Park
Vale Cemetery and Vale Park
September 24, 2004
907 State St., Nott Terrace
42°48′26″N 73°55′45″W / 42.807222°N 73.929167°W
Schenectady (Article on the combo of Vale Cemetery AND the park is needed)
72 Joseph Wing Farm Complex October 11, 1984
NY 30
42°43′47″N 74°17′10″W / 42.729722°N 74.286111°W
73 William R. Wing Farm Complex October 11, 1984
US 20
42°45′52″N 74°14′15″W / 42.764444°N 74.2375°W
74 Yates House January 31, 2019
133 Maple Ave.
42°51′31″N 73°54′29″W / 42.858545°N 73.908079°W
75 Young Men's Christian Association of Schenectady December 1, 2015
9–13 State St.
42°48′55″N 73°57′03″W / 42.8153687°N 73.9507533°W
Schenectady 1928 building dates to first national spurt of YMCA growth

See also


  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes from USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on May 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ Address based on USPS website. Accessed April 2, 2016.
Abraham Glen House

The Abraham Glen House is located on Mohawk Avenue (NY 5) in Scotia, New York, United States. It is a white frame house from the 18th century that is currently used as the local branch of the Schenectady County public library system.

Built in the 1730s, it is a rare surviving example in the region of a Dutch Colonial heavy timber frame house. It was extensively modified at the beginning of the 20th century but still retains its basic form and original materials. In 2004 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Elston Hall

Elston Hall, formerly the Hotel Van Curler, is located on Washington Street in the city of Schenectady, New York, United States. It is a tall brick building constructed in 1925 in the Classical Revival architectural style.

Its construction was partially financed by local employers General Electric and the American Locomotive Company, which needed space for new workers to live and wanted an architecturally distinctive building comparable with large city hotels of the era. Today, it is one of the main buildings of Schenectady County Community College.

Foster Building

The Foster Building, originally the Hotel Foster, is located on State Street (NY 5) in Schenectady, New York, United States. It is a commercial building in the Beaux-Arts architectural style.

When built in 1907, it was the first building in the city to use terra cotta as its primary siding on the front facade, and the first built under the precepts of the City Beautiful movement. In 1991 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has since been remodeled into apartments, but has been vacant for a while and is suffering from the neglect. Past water damage will require that the lavishly appointed interior be completely gutted. The regional redevelopment agency is considering acquiring the building through eminent domain in order to ensure its restoration.

General Electric Realty Plot

The General Electric Realty Plot, often referred to locally as the GE Realty Plot, GE Plots or just The Plot, is a residential neighborhood in Schenectady, New York, United States. It is an area of approximately 90 acres (36 ha) just east of Union College.

Originally an undeveloped tract owned by the college, it was sold to General Electric (GE) at the end of the 19th century to help the college pay off a debt. The company's executives subdivided it, laid out streets according to a plan inspired by New York's Central Park and built houses on the land, with covenants requiring a minimum lot size and house value. Two of them were among the first fully electric houses in the U.S., used as models by GE. Also settling in the neighborhood were some local businessmen and politicians, and the research scientists who worked at the company's research laboratory a short distance away. They were collectively responsible for over 400 patents. Some of the key events in their research happened within the Plot, as many took things home to work on.

By 1927 approximately a hundred houses had been built, including one later owned by chemist Irving Langmuir, a GE researcher, for his later life. It has subsequently been designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of Langmuir's scientific accomplishments, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 1980 the entire neighborhood was recognized as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Plot is no longer so heavily dominated by GE employees, due to the company's greatly reduced presence in the city. Houses in it remain highly valued, and residents pay some of the Capital District region's highest property taxes. Rules enforced by both the neighborhood association and the city's Historic Commission preserve its historic character.

General Electric Research Laboratory

General Electric Research Laboratory was the first industrial research facility in the United States. Established in 1900, the lab was home to the early technological breakthroughs of General Electric and created a research and development environment that set the standard for industrial innovation for years to come. It developed into GE Global Research that now covers an array of technological research, ranging from healthcare to transportation systems, at multiple locations throughout the world. Its campus in Schenectady, New York was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.

Proctor's Theatre (Schenectady, New York)

Proctor's Theatre (officially stylized as Proctors since 2007; however, the marquee retains the apostrophe) is a former vaudeville house located in Schenectady, New York, United States. Many famous artists have performed there, notably Mariah Carey (whose 1993 top-rated Thanksgiving special was taped there), Britney Spears, Hal Holbrook, Ted Wiles, and George Burns, as well as many others. It has one of the largest movie screens in the Northeast.

The theatre was opened on December 27, 1926. It was designed by architect Thomas Lamb. Four years later it hosted the first public demonstration of television. In 1979 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places, shortly before being renovated after a long period of decline and neglect. A renovation completed in 2007 added two theatres to the complex, providing a variety of performance spaces.

Schenectady Armory

The Schenectady Armory is located on Washington Avenue in the city of the same name in the U.S. state of New York. It is a brown brick building dating to 1936.

New York's state architect at that time, William Haugaard, used the Art Deco architectural style for the exterior of the building and the Tudorbethan mode for the interior. The armory remains virtually intact today. It was home to two units of the New York Army National Guard until it was closed in 2008. In 1995 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Schenectady City Hall

Schenectady City Hall is the seat of government of the city of Schenectady, New York, United States. Designed by McKim, Mead, and White, the building was constructed between 1931 and 1933. It is located on the block between Clinton, Franklin, Jay and Liberty streets. It is built in a revival of the Federal Style, the dominant style of American architecture from 1780 to 1830. Its most prominent features include the square clock tower, with its gold-leaf dome and weathervane, and the Ionic neoclassical portico. It houses not only city government but the local office of U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko.The classically-inspired architecture echoes the arched windows on the nearby post office, built two decades earlier. Both were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978; the post office was later listed separately as part of a statewide submission of post offices.

Schenectady County, New York

Schenectady County () is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,727. The county seat is Schenectady. The name is from a Mohawk language word meaning "on the other side of the pine lands," a term that originally applied to Albany.

Schenectady County is part of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located west of the confluence of the Mohawk with the Hudson River. It includes territory on both the north and the south sides of the Mohawk River.

Stockade Historic District

The Stockade Historic District is located in the northwest corner of Schenectady, New York, United States, on the banks of the Mohawk River. It is the oldest neighborhood in the city, continuously inhabited for over 300 years. Union College first held classes in a building within the district, and later it would be one of the termini of an early suspension bridge that was, at the time, the longest in North America. Joseph C. Yates, the 7th Governor of New York and founding trustee of Union College, and Elizabeth V. Gillette, a physician and the first woman from upstate New York elected to the New York State Assembly, were residents of the Stockade.

It contains a wide variety of Dutch and English 17th- and 18th-century buildings, many with later embellishments and additions. The National Park Service has described it as "the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country," with over 40 older than 200 years. The Stockade was New York's first local historic district, when it was recognized by the city council in 1962.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and its boundaries were increased slightly in 1984. The city and an active neighborhood association, the first founded in Schenectady, work to protect its historic character.

Union College

Union College is a private, non-denominational liberal arts college located in Schenectady, New York. Founded in 1795, it was the first institution of higher learning chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. In the 19th century, it became the "Mother of Fraternities", as three of the earliest such organizations were established there. After 175 years as a traditional all-male institution, Union College began enrolling women in 1970.

Regarded as among the Little Ivies, the college offers a liberal arts curriculum across some 21 academic departments, as well as opportunities for interdepartmental majors and self-designed organizing theme majors. In common with most liberal arts colleges, Union offers a wide array of courses in arts, sciences, literature, and foreign languages, but, in common with only a few other liberal arts colleges, Union also offers ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in computer engineering, bioengineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Approximately 25% of students major in the social sciences; 10% in psychology; 11% in engineering; 10% in biology; 9% in history; and 10% in the humanities; while some 5% design their own majors. By the time they graduate, about 60% of Union students will have engaged in some form of international study or study abroad.

Union Street Historic District (Schenectady, New York)

The Union Street Historic District extends along a section of that street in Schenectady, New York, United States. Covering roughly two miles (3.2 km) of both sides of the street, it includes 184 buildings in its 65 acres (26 ha).Over the course of the 19th century, the city's development followed Union, one of the major through roads to the east, as it industrialized and expanded out of its colonial core on the banks of the Mohawk River. In 1982 the historic district was recognized and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

United States Post Office (Schenectady, New York)

The U.S. Post Office in Schenectady, New York, is located at Jay and Liberty streets just north of City Hall. It serves the 12305, 12307 and 12308 ZIP codes, which covers the city. It is a brick Classical Revival building erected in 1912 and added onto extensively in 1933. At that point in time its main entrance was moved to Jay Street.

Its detailing, particularly the arched windows, inspired a similar design for the neighboring city hall in 1931. The two buildings were later listed together on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978; in 1989 the post office was listed in its own right.

United States Post Office (Scotia, New York)

The U.S. Post Office in Scotia, New York, is located on Mohawk Avenue (NY 5) in the middle of the village. It is a brick Colonial Revival structure built at the end of the 1930s, serving the 12302 ZIP Code, which covers the village and some surrounding areas of the Town of Glenville.

It is one of five nearly identical post office buildings across the state, all featuring elaborate detail and decoration. In the lobby a mural depicts a 1690 confrontation between Native Americans and an early settler family. In 1989 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009 the Postal Service announced that it was considering closing it down, sparking a community effort to save it.

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