Local History Photos of the Week February 15, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

All three photos for this week are of a parade that made its way down Market Street in 1948.

You can tell the photos were taken in 1948 by looking both at the float that celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Corning Glass Works in 1948, and, by looking at the New York Telephone Company Float which lists how many telephones there were in Corning in 1948.

 

Photo 1: New York Telephone Float

What a cool float!

The New York Telephone Company float notes that there were 142 telephones in Corning in 1898 and that in 1948 there were more than 8,000! Corning has a long history of being a place that embraces new technologies!

And you can see the old Newbury and the Ecker Drug stores in the background too!

 

Photo 2: Corning Glass Works 80 Years in Corning Float

Our second photo for this week shows a Corning Glass Works Float that was created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Corning Glass Works – and that is super cool!

Also cool is the text at the bottom of the float which says:

“In 1879 CORNING blew a bubble for a man named Edison”, the text refers to the fact that Corning Glass Works made light bulbs early in the electric era and some were made for a man named Thomas Edison!

And if you look very closely, you’ll see that there is a gaffer blowing glass in the middle of the float!

 

Photo 3: Erie Locomotive

Our third photo for this week shows an Erie locomotive driving by the Ecker Drug Store as part of the same parade. We certainly don’t see trains running down Market Street or Erie Avenue (AKA Denison Parkway) anymore!

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

 

Corning History is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

 

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

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Local History Photos of the Week February 8, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

Photo 1: Denison Park Winter 1923

A frosty photo of Denison Park from 1923!

 

Photo 2: Drake House Postcard

And old postcard showing the Drake House which I believe was located on East Second Street in Corning.

The postcard description states “Residence Of The Late F. N. Drake – Corning.”

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week February 1, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

Photos 1 – 3 show the building of a bridge in Corning near the old Corning Glass Works factory. The bridge may be the Briscoe Bridge that was built in the early in the 20th Century.

The Corning Glass Works factor was demolished, and today that location features the headquarters of Corning Incorporated.

Photo 1: 

Photo 2: 

 

Photo 3:

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week January 25, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Corning Parade

Our first photo for this week shows a parade in the City of Corning at some time in the past.

And on a related side note, many of the photos in our Local History Archive don’t feature any information as to when or where exactly they were taken – and that is the case with this photo.

In looking at the houses on right side of the street I believe this one was taken in the City of Corning, and it seems to have been taken before 1940 judging by the clothing the parade watchers are wearing.

But you may know more than we do!

If you recognize where the photo was taken please let us know!

 

Photo 2: Engineer?

Our second photo for this week is again an undated photo. We don’t know exactly when or where it was taken or who the serious young man is at the forefront of the photo.

The only thing we know for certain is it was taken in our area.

And I can’t quite tell…

Is that an airplane at the right edge of the photo or part of a train? If you know – please let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week January 18, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

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Photo 1: Photo of East First Street, Corning Postcard:

Our first photo for this week is another photo of a poscard that we have in our Local History Archive.

The photo shows First Street in Corning with a horse and buggy merrily driving down the street!

The view appears to be looking westward.

What a cool old photo!

Photo 2: First National Bank and Market Street:

Our second photo for this week is of a poscard that shows the intersection where Pine Street meets Market Streets and flows into what is today Centerway Square.

The bank building is still there, although the train tracks are long gone.

What neat look at the Corning of the past!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week January 11, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Gorton Warehouse Fire 

Our first photo for this week is of the old Gorton Warehouse after the fire that destroyed the building in March of 1925. Evidently, the warehouse was located near the railroad tracks in the City of Corning as you can see railroad cars in teh background.

Photo 2: Gorton Warehouse Fire 2

And a second photo of the burned Gorton Warehouse after the fire of March 13, 1925.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

Local History Photos of the Week January 4, 2019

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Old Corning Glass Factory Building

Our first photo for this week is of an old Corning Glass factory building at some time in the past. In looking at the hills behind the photo I would speculate that the factor building was on the south side of Corning. If you recognize the location of the photo and/or have any stories about Corning Glass you’d like to share – please do!

Photo 2: Southside Hill 

Our second photo for this week appears to be of the south side hill area of Corning. I would speculate that the castle like building seen in the background just might be the old armory that was torn down and replaced by the Castle Garden Apartments sometime in the sixties. And again, if you have any stories about the history of Corning that you’d like to share – please do!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!