Local History Photos July 1, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: Corning City Club (1926)

Our first photo for this week shows the old City Club House, on the corner of Pine and First Streets in Corning, on May 12, 1926. The photo shows the building after it was damaged by fire. The building was repaired, was subsequently the home of the Corning Public Library from 1930 – 1975, and today houses apartments. What a cool old building!

Local History Photo 2: Market Street in Corning

Our second photo offers us a cool old-time view of Market Street, before the street was paved and cars appeared!

Local History Photo 3: Parade on Market Street in Corning, New York (c. late 19th century)

Our third photo shows a parade in progress on an unpaved Market Street. The date the photo was taken is unknown; but those bowler hats and the clothing suggest it was taken in the late 19th Century.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Suffragists To Educate With Free Library | The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., Page Seven | Friday, May 2, 1913

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon

Page Seven of the Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | Friday, May 2, 1913

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day

The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., The Front Page, Friday, May 2, 1913

And as a bonus, since this is a long weekend that is capped by the July 4 holiday; here is the front page of the Evening Leader on July 4, 1913:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos June 24, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: Corning Teachers at Training (circa 1913-1914)

And below, a listing of who each teacher is!

Our first photo for this week is actually a set of two photos, contained in the same archival sleeve in the library’s photo archive. The first photo shows teachers attending a training session and the second offers a list of their names! How wonderful, for once we know who the people in the photo are!

Local History Photo 2: Original C.F.A. (date unknown)

Our second photo for this week shows a gathering, possibly graduation, on the grounds of the original Corning Free Academy in Corning.

Local History Photo 3: Baseball Team

And our third photo shows a North Side High School baseball team early in the twentieth century – what a neat photo!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

LIBERTY – Tonight & Tomorrow The Home Stretch & Fatty Arbuckle in Back Stage | Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., Page Four

An ad showing two movies of the era playing at Corning’s Liberty Theater!

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon:

Page 4 of The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | June 24, 1921

And The Front Page of the paper for that same day:

Front Page | Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | June 24, 1921

And as a bonus, here is the Back Stage short with Fatty Arbuckle – so we can see what local movie fans were watching in 1921!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Commemorating The 50th Anniversary of the Agnes Flood of 1972

In commemoration of today, June 23, 2022, being the 50th anniversary of the Agnes Flood of 1972; and in memory of the individuals who died during the flood, here are a few photos from the library’s archive, taken during & just after the Flood of 1972.

Note: Our records for these photos only indicate they were taken in Corning during the Flood of 1972; which is why I haven’t listed any location or descriptive information with each photo.

Our regularly scheduled Friday photo posting; will be posted tomorrow afternoon.

Have a good evening,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Photos June 17, 2022.

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: Corning Fire Department (circa 1930s)

Our first photo shows members of the Corning Fire Department in front of the old city hall, which is today the building that houses the Rockwell Museum. What a cool photo!

Local History Photo 2: Corning Firemen (1936)

Our second photo for this week shows four firemen, looking very dapper, in front of their fire truck; and for this photo, we have an exact date! It was taken May 30, 1936!

Local History Photo 3: Market Street, Corning, New York (circa 1930s)

And in keeping with the same time frame of the first two photos, our third photo shows Market Street looking eastward, just past what today would be Centerway Square.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Marriage Announcement: Agett-Kinch, Corning Daily Journal, Corning, New York, Page Three | June 17, 1908

Our “article” for this week actually describes a wedding that took place in Corning on June 17, 1908; or was announced that day – one hundred and fourteen years ago today!

And I have to admit to a personal note here, I saw the wedding announcement and was intrigued because I had heard the name Agett before in discussions about my mother’s family history; the main family names being the Lawrences and the Adamys; and going back further in time – the Kinch Family.

In fact, in doing a bit more research, I realized that the bride who was married on that long ago June day, Hazel A. Kinch (Agett), was my maternal great-grandmother’s sister.

You never know what gems you’ll find when you do local history research!

The Corning Daily Journal, June 17, 1908 | All of page three!

And The Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, June 17, 1908:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos June 10, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Update: Last week we took a look at a photo of the old Rockwell & Shumway store that was located on Market Street. And I mentioned that I would do some research and see if I could find out when the store was in operation. So I did some research and found no listing for the store in the 1868-1869, 1872 or 1874 City of Corning directories; though I did find a listing for the store in the 1893 &1899 directories but not in the 1901 or 1905 directories. And we are missing a few years worth of directories, in fact we have no city directories for the 1880s – so I would estimate the Rockwell & Shumway store was in operation from the 1880s to about 1900.

And on a photo note, all our photos for this week are of the Flood of 1972 – since the 50th anniversary of the flood is quickly approaching!

Local History Photo 1: Riverside (1972)

Our first photo for this week shows us a view of Riverside in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972.

Local History Photo 2: South Corning (1972)

Our second photo for this week shows a view of South Corning, near Hope Cemetery and the old Food Mart during the Flood of 1972.

Local History Photo 3: South Corning (1972)

And our third photo for this week also offers us a view of South Corning during the Flood of 1972, in this case the area is just past the old Food Mart moving towards the City of Corning.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

MISS MINNIE FOSTER, Corning Journal, Page Two, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

All of Page Two, Corning Journal, Page Two, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

And The Front Page Corning Journal, Corning, New York | March 31, 1881

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos June 3, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: A Gaffer At Work

Our first photo for this week is the only one in our photo archive that shows a gaffer at work – the photo is a bit overexposed and the gaffer’s face is hard to make out – but what a neat photo!

Local History Photo 2: Rockwell & Shumay Store

Our second photo for this week is undated, but I would gather from the clothing the men are wearing that it was taken in the late nineteenth century. Rockwell & Shumway was located in Corning and time permitting next week, I will take a look at some of our old city directories, kept in the local history room – and see if I can find out when the store was in operation and where exactly – and update will be coming next Friday.

Local History Photo 3: Riverside Store (1924)

Our third photo for this week shows the old Kishbaugh store, once located in nearby Riverside. In the case of this photo, we know exactly when it was taken – April 3, 1924! What a great view of life in the past!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Auto ‘Circus” Very Popular

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | June 3, 1923, Page Two

Page Two of the Evening Leader, June 3, 1923

And The Front Page of Evening Leader for that same day, Saturday, June 3, 1923

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos May 27, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: Postcard Corning Class Works

Our first photo is a cool one! A photo of a postcard of the old Corning Glass Works complex. The date the photo was taken is unknown – but what a great glimpse into the past it offers!

Local History Photo 2: East First Street, Corning, New York

Our second photo too is undated and also shows a postcard; this time showing East First Street in Corning at sometime before the streets were paved!

Local History Photo 3: Street Scene

Our third photo, like the first time is undated. And the record card for this photo doesn’t say where in Corning it was taken, only that it was taken; so we know only that it was taken in Corning sometime in the past. Someone who is good at noting what roofs look like in the City of Corning, might be able to see where the photo was taken…

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Old Newspaper Article of the Week

World War Veterans Memorial Plan Memorial Day

From The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York | May 27, 1920, Page Seven

The entire page the article of the week appeared upon

The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York | May 27, 1920, Page Seven

And The Front Page: The Corning Evening Leader, Corning, New York, May 27, 1920

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos May 20, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: 189 Cedar St. Block 57, lots 15 & 16 (1870)

A great view into the past! This photo shows 189 Cedar Street, and several adjacent lots, in 1870!

Local History Photo 2: Property Abstract 189 Cedar Street & Lots 15 & 16

Our record for this photo, says the abstract is from 1870; however, that is obviously not the case as if you look closely. there are several later days listed on the document including dates from the 1920s and 1930s.

Local History Photo 3: Miss Elsie Clute and Wilbur Miller at C.F.A.

Our final photo for this week is undated; it shows Miss Elsie Clute and Wilbur Miller at Corning Free Academy at sometime in the past. In looking at the clothing the duo is seen wearing the photo I’m going to guess it was taken between 1950 and 1965.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

This week, instead of a single article, I’m going to show the entire & somewhat short edition of the Corning Democrat for May 19, 1858 – all four pages of it – offering us a window into what life was link in Corning – one-hundred and sixty four years go this week!

The Front Page (and page 1) | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Page two | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Page three | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Page four | Corning Democrat, Corning, N.Y. | May 19, 1858

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos May 13, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photos 1 -7:

The Bridge Street Viaduct under construction; and after completed.

The Bridge Street viaduct under construction; showing north approach and access to West Water Street. Department of Public Works photo.

Date: June 16, 1933.

Bridge Street viaduct showing north approach; Department of Public Works Photo.

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing Front St. extension. Department of Public Works photo,

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing westerly sodded slope and stairway on the northerly approach. Department of Public Works photo.

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing pavement, wall and walk on north side of Market St., on the south approach. Department of Public Works photo.

Date: September 21, 1934.

Bridge Street viaduct showing easterly end of project; Department of Public Works photo.

Date: September 21, 2022.

Bridge Street viaduct, showing easterly approach; Department of Public Works photo

Date: September 21, 1934.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

City of Corning Population & Newspaper Publication Information

The Corning Daily Journal, Corning, N.Y.

May 13, 1893, front page

The entire Front Page of the Corning Daily Journal, May 13, 1983

And as our “article” for this week appeared on the front page, here is page 8 of the Corning Daily Journal, May 13, 1893:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!

Local History Photos May 6, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: The Park Hotel

Our first photo for this week shows the old Park Hotel, that was located in Tioga, Pennsylvania. Our records indicate the hotel was built in 1876 and burned down in 1915.

Local History Photo 2: The Original Corning Free Academy Building (c. 1915)

Our second photo for this week shows a postcard of the original Corning Free Academy building located in Corning. The building was eventually torn down and a “new” building built on the West Third Street where it stills stands today.

Local History Photo 3: Clocktower in Pine Street Square

Our final photo for this week shows the clock tower in what is today Centerway Square, but then was Pine Street Square. If you look closely at the ride side of the photo, you can see it was taken before they built a bridge across the river at the very north end of Pine Street. And of course, the only building in the photo that is stills standing is the clock tower itself Very cool!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Publisher Information & Business Card Section

From The Front Page of the Corning Independent, Corning, N.Y. | May 3, 1873

I thought it was cool that in the 1870s people would share their “business cards” by putting that information in the newspaper!

The entire Front Page of the Corning Independent, Corning, N.Y. | May 3, 1873

And the Back Page of the The Corning Independent, Corning, N.Y. | May 3, 1873

Cool photos of the paper; offering a glimpse into what life was like in the past in the Southern Tier!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

https://www.ssclibrary.org/research/online-resources/

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

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!