Local History Photos Of The Week – May 25, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Train Wreck!

Photo 1 shows a train wreck that occurred in the Corning area in the days of old. When and where the wreck occurred is a mystery – but it is a neat photo!

Photo 2: Centerway Bridge circa 1930s

Our second photo for this week is of the Centerway Bridge years before it became a walking bridge and years before the Brisco Bridge was built to replace it as a regular bridge.

The photographer was standing on the south side of the Chemung River looking toward the north side, or what we locals today refer to as the Northside.

What a cool photo!

Bonus Photos: The Old Corning Hospital Lot – May 25, 2018:

And as a bonus, mostly for those of you who haven’t been in Corning recently, show, in the photos below is the old Corning Hospital site located on Denison Parkway right across from the city hall in Corning.

They’re working on it!

The first two photos were taken from the north side of Denison Parkway.

And that last four photos were taken from the Pearl Street entrance to the lot.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

References:

Centerway Walking Bridge Earns National Recognition by Sean Lukasik. Urban Corning Site. October 7, 2014. Accessed May 25, 2018.
http://www.urbancorning.com/2014/10/centerway-walking-bridge-earns-national-recognition/

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection!

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Local History Photos of the Week May 18, 2018

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

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Photo Group 1: Kids At Play

Photo A shows a group of school age children with pinwheels or bows on sticks – I can’t see which. Their clothing looks like it dates the photo to sometime in the first three decades of the twentieth century. What the occasion was remains a mystery – perhaps they were just having fun playing with pinwheels or bows on sticks!

Photo B shows another group of school children during, approximately, the same era. The children in this photo look like they might be at recess but is that a tuba in the right hand corner of the photo?

If you recognize where the photo was taken or when, not to mention if you recognize someone in the photo, please let us know!

Photo Group 2: Looking Down West Pulteney Street During The Flood of ’72

Photo A in this group features a shot taken during the Flood of 1972, looking eastward from the area where West Pulteney Street in Corning turns into High Street in Painted Post. You can see the old McDonalds at the top right hand corner of the photo.

Photo B in this group features a shot of that same, old, McDonalds from a different vantage point during the flood. If memory serves, that old McDonalds was demolished when they put a new section of highway through that area, and the new, and current McDonalds on that side of the Chemung River, which is located up High Street in Painted Post, was built. But when that happened is a question! If you can answer that question – 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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection!

Local History Photos of the Week May 11, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Nanny Pushing Child In Carriage 

Photo 1 for this week features a nanny, or perhaps a mother or other relative, pushing a child in an old fashioned baby carriage. The street behind them features a hitching post and doesn’t appear to be paved.

What I find neat about this photo doesn’t actually have anything to do with the people in the photo! Instead, I like looking at the unpaved street, the side walk made of boards and pondering just where in the area that house in the background is – if it is still there today.

Photo 2: Postcard of Market Street in Corning

Photo 2 is of another postcard, this one showing Market Street in Corning as it appeared, I would guess, early in the 20th Century. I’m guessing as to the date based upon the fact that the street isn’t paved and there are horse drawn carriages going down the street but there is not a car in sight.

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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

Local History Photos of the Week May 4, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Postcard of Old School 3

Old School 3 is of course, no longer a school and also still standing on Chemung Street today. And in fact, the building looks almost exact the same – although the postcard is undated.

If you have stories you’d like to share about attending old School 3, or possibly, living in the building today since it has been re-purposed as condos – let us know!

Photo 2: Possible Store Manager

We haven’t a clue as to who this dapper and serious man is nor, what store or office building he worked in. However, he looks like he might be the manager of the place in since he is dressed spiffily and sitting behind a neat desk.

If you know who the gentleman in the photo is, or if you recognize the store or office he worked in – let us know!

Bonus Photo: Train!

This train might very well have been stopped on Erie Avenue, what is today Denison Parkway, but that is just a guess!

If you recognize where this photo was taken, 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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

Local History Photos of the Week April 27, 2018

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

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Photo 1: First Congregational Church

Photo 1 shows a postcard of the old First Congregational Church of Corning. And it features a neat notation on the bottom of the photo –  “Where I went to church.” Who wrote the notation and sent the postcard, not to mention who received it – are mysteries.

However, where the old church was located is not! According to the website for the First Congregational Church of Corning, the church seen in the photo was in existence from 1890 to 1961 and was located on the corner of Bridge and Ontario Streets in Corning.

The new and modern First Congregational Church building, built in 1961, is located on Pulteney Street and is still in use today.

Photo 2: Original 200″ Disc Display 

The original 200″ glass disc, made by Corning Glass Works for the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California in the 1930s, suffered damage due to a break in the molding while the disc was being poured. The glass makers poured a second disc that was completed in perfect condition. The second disc went to the Palomar Observatory. And the original disc has been on display in Corning in the years since then.

Today the glass disc can be viewed in the Corning Museum of Glass but for a number of years after the disc was first made it was housed in a special building in the area that now encompasses Centerway Square. The clock tower in the background stood sentry then and still does today.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

References:

Church History. First Congregational Church. Online. Accessed April 27, 2018. http://www.corningucc.org/welcome/church-history/?view=mobile

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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

Local History Photos of the Week April 20, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Damaged Building After Floods of 1972:

I was six in 1972. So although I vaguely recall being woken by my on mother on an early morning in June of 72, to go out in front of the house our house on Pine Street, and look at the flood waters flowing down Market Street towards Denison Parkway, I don’t recall what many of the local buildings looked like before the Flood of ’72.

So the building seen in photo 1 looks vaguely familiar to me; however, I can’t recall where I saw it!

If you recognize the building in the foreground, or background, of this photo – let us know!

Photo 2:  Flood Damaged House with Bus In Background:

And here is another photo that I believe was taken during the Flood of”72.

Despite the damage and the danger, at the time to local residents, it is a neat photo with the flood damaged house in the foreground and the bus seen tipped on its side in the background.

Bonus Photo: Bridge Street Service Station After Flood of 1972:

Our bonus photo for this week is of the old Bridge Street Service Station in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972.

What are your memories of the Flood of 1972 and its aftermath?

If you’d like to share them with us, and all the readers of this blog, please do!

You can even come to the library and we’ll video tape your flood stories, share them on this blog and give you a copy to share with all your friends and relatives!

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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

Local History Photos of the Week April 13, 2018

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

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Our photos for this week are of streets in Painted Post, New York. Both photos were taken in 1921.

Photo 1: Hamilton Street in Painted Post

Photo 1 offers a view of Hamilton Street in Painted Post looking northward toward the railroad tracks.

Photo 2: First Street in Painted Post 

Photo 2 for this week shows an unpaved First Street in Painted Post and, it really blends the old transportation with the new! You can clearly see the railroad crossing sign in the foreground and the grooves of horse drawn carts running down the middle of the street. What a great 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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!