When this Bloomingdale building was photographed by William Kollecker, it was a drug store, prominently featuring soda water. Perhaps the man on the porch is R. P. Towne, the proprietor. In their Enterprise column "Ville & Dale" on June 3, 2000, Martha Tyler John and Floyd John wrote, "The Bloomingdale Post Office officially came into existence on November 12, 1853. It was originally established as the St. Armand Post Office on January 3, 1850. From 1850 to 1930, postmasters and locations of post offices changed frequently as administration and local party representatives changed. Dorothy White served as postmaster from 1953 to 1973. During his term the post office was moved to the present building. It was an old building, so many renovations have been made." The building shows its age in the vernacular Greek Revival lintels above the second-floor windows and the triangular attic vent. It is still the Bloomingdale Post Office, zip code 12913, and the building is for sale. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 9, 2013. The Bloomingdale Post Office officially came into existence on November 12, 1853. It was originally established as the St. Armand Post Office on January 3, 1850. From 1850 to 1930, postmasters and locations of post offices changed frequently as administration and local party representatives changed. Dorothy White served as postmaster from 1953 to 1973. During her term the post office was moved to the present building. It was an old building, so many renovations have been made. Pearl Hough was postmaster from January 1974 to April 1995. During that time, extensive renovations were made because of the Olympics in Lake Placid. Nearly 500 boxes and rural route patrons are served by the Bloomingdale Post Office.

From "Ville & Dale," by Martha (Tyler) and Floyd John, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 3, 2000.


From USPS site Postmasters by City

Name Title Date Appointed
(Originally established as SAINT ARMAND)
David C. Skiff Postmaster 01/03/1850
Byron Leavitt Postmaster 07/06/1852
Name changed to BLOOMINGDALE on November 12, 1853
Edward C. Conger Postmaster 11/12/1853
Sidney Carr Postmaster 07/28/1855
Edward C. Conger Postmaster 12/01/1856
Sidney Carr Postmaster 11/22/1860
Joseph A. Titus Postmaster 03/21/1861
Levi G. Dudley Postmaster 08/22/1878
James H. Pierce Postmaster 11/11/1884
John W. Miller Postmaster 09/07/1885
Harry H. Barnard Postmaster 01/05/1891
Sydney W. Barnard Postmaster 08/29/1892
Marion D. Tremble Postmaster 09/06/1895
James H. Pierce Postmaster 01/16/1900
Sidney W. Barnard Postmaster 02/18/1908
Ollie H. Amsden Postmaster 11/06/1913
Mrs. Vida E. Freeman Postmaster 01/17/1923
Miss Lillian P. Rock Acting Postmaster 08/18/1934
Miss Lillian P. Rock Postmaster 12/02/1935
F. Leonard Lawless Acting Postmaster 11/30/1952
Mrs. Dorothy A. White Acting Postmaster 03/15/1953
Mrs. Dorothy A. White Postmaster 05/24/1954
Mrs. Pearl E. Hough Officer-In-Charge 12/31/1973
Mrs. Pearl E. Hough Postmaster 03/16/1974
Cecilia I. Delarm Officer-In-Charge 04/27/1995
Cecilia I. Delarm Postmaster 08/05/1995
Mark Ellis Officer-In-Charge 11/05/2002
Tammy Santo Officer-In-Charge 12/04/2002
Ron Ordway Officer-In-Charge 04/28/2003
Susan Garcia Officer-In-Charge 08/11/2003
Diane Lennon Officer-In-Charge 12/01/2003
Sue E. Garcia Postmaster 01/24/2004
Cecilia Martin Officer-In-Charge 07/24/2012
Converted to a Remotely Managed Post Office under the direction of the postmaster of the Saranac Lake Post Office on June 1, 2013.

 

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