Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office
Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office
Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office
Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office
Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office
Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office
Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office

Post Office Boxes from East River Post Office


From Madison Historical Society

Curatorial Description
Large wooden cabinet/counter space for post office boxes and money orders at the East River Post Office. From before 1871 to 1959, Madison's East River District had its own post office in a small, red building on the Post Road. When the building was sold for reuse as a real estate office, the Society acquired this grand reminder of times past. On its back side--where, for instance, postmaster Ichabod Lee Scranton, Jr. worked in the 1870s--the boxes are still labeled with the names of East River residents. This unique fragment of a once-popular community hub is about 10 feet wide and 6 feet tall. Following its use as a real estate office, the building itself was moved to another location for use as a private residence. Updated and expanded in the twenty-first century, it still remains on the Boston Post Road not far from its original location.
Accession/ID number
2019.020.001