Looking Back

A postcard from Lillian Krauss’s family collection is captioned, “Post Office, Cochecton, NY,” and it is dated Oct. 8, 1910. The George V. Miller Co., Scranton, PA published the card.

The sender wrote, “Dear Millicent, Still here you see. Love to you both. Looking for a letter. M.” Millicent Millineux was a teacher who shared memorabilia with Lillian, also a teacher. The Cochecton Post Office today has an open field behind it and is located near the Damascus Bridge. The building on the postcard appears to be at the beginning of Depot Road, where the closed Cochecton Firehouse/Men’s Club/Antique Shop and soon-to-be Cochecton Firehouse Restaurant is now located.

So far, all we know is that the “new” firehouse had been built in 1938. If anyone has history to share about the Cochecton Post Office and the transition to where it is now, contact the Cochecton Preservation Society at 845/932-8104 or cps12726@gmail.com. The next meeting, open to all, will be Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Free fun and refreshments!


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