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!

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Local History Photos of the Week January 11, 2019

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

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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!

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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!

Local History Photos of the Week December 28, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Local Church After Fire

Our first photo for this week shows a local church in the aftermath of a fire. By looking at the cars I would guess the photo might have been taken in the late fifties or early sixties.

And I think perhaps the church might be St. Mary’s…

If you recognize when the photo was taken or have any info regarding the fire, please let us know.

Photo 2: Early Aircraft Flight

Our second photo for this week is of an early aircraft flying somewhere in our area — who is flying the plane and when and where the photo was taken remain a mystery!

If you know any stories about the history of flight in our area, please feel free to share them!

And if you know anything about the photo, please freel free to share that info too!

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 December 21, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Pine Street Looking North:

Our first photo features a terrific view of an un-paved Pine Street.

When I was an elementary school student I lived in the house seen on the right hand side of the photo – the one with the small front porch located just above the alley.  So I recognize the exact location the photo was taken – as I’m sure do many of you! The photographer was standing in the middle of Pine Stree at the intersection of Pine and Second Streets looking down the hill and towards Centerway Square.

From the look of the cars in the distance, I would speculate that the photo was taken in the 1930s.

And you can clearly see the courthouse building on the left side of the photo.

What a neat photo!

Photo 2: The “New” Corning Free Academy:

Our second photo for this week is of the “New” Corning Free Academy building.

Although what year the photo was taken remains a mystery – this one too is a cool photo!

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 December 14, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Baron Steuben Hotel 1928

Our first photo is of the Baron Steuben Hotel. The photo was taken in 1928, and it seems the hotel was undergoing some type of maintenance since the photo shows scaffolding on the side of the building.

And aren’t those cars cool! Vintage cars are always worth a look!

If you have any stories about the Baron Steuben Hotel, please feel free to share them with us!

Photo 2:  

Our second photo for this week is of a building always close to my heart!

It is photo of the old World War Memorial Library building on the corner First and Pine Streets in Corning.

The building was re-purposed and turned into a library after the fire of 1926. Prior to 1926 the building housed the Corning City Club House.

And a cool little side note is that you can see the long gone Corning Opera House, located on the same side of the street as the Club House/Library in the background.

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 December 7, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Presbyterian Church Fire Or Bell Tower Construction:

Our first photo for this week is of the Presbyterian Church in Corning, either after a fire in the bell tower, or, while the bell tower was being constructed.

And I must admit I can’t tell from the photo which situation has unfolded! If you can tell by looking at the photo, or if you know if there was a fire at the Presbyterian Church at some time in the past – please let us know.

Photo 2:  Pier’s Corning Marching Band:

Our second photo for this week is a cool one of Pier’s Corning Marching Band at some time in the past.

If you know anything about Pier’s Marching Band – 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!