Vol. II No. 03 2/1/2021
Stockbridge History: Glendale Post Office 1851-2021
by Rick Wilcox
The Glendale Post Office was established in 1851 with John Strong as postmaster. It operated out of a Federal Style brick building, known as the Cook or Glendale Store at the northeast corner of Route 183 and Glendale Middle Road. The Post Office operated there until the late 1950s. Peter I. Adams, Sr. was made postmaster in 1923 passing it on to his daughter Mrs. Helen A. Miller. During her tenure, the office was moved further north to her house on Route 183, tucked between the Fire House and the Glendale Chapel. Mrs. Miller's daughter-in-law, Dorothea Miller, succeeded her. Other postmasters of recent memory include Clifford "Skip" Skowron and Lois Miller Hall. Hall was the last postmaster in the traditional sense of the word, completing four generations of postal service. The Glendale Post Office will close on February 20, 2021, after 170 years of service to the village of Glendale.
Editor's note: This is a salute to the Glendale Post Office as it closes its doors. There is a suggestion that while the building, owned privately, is no longer available to rent, outdoor P.O. boxes may be placed on nearby land owned by the Town.