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!

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Local History Photos of The Week November 30, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Old Corning Viaduct 

Our first photo for this week shows part of a city block bordered by an old Corning viaduct.

Looking at the cars we can guess the photo was taken in the 1930s. And if you look closely at the photo you can see a sign for a telephone as well as larger signs for Louie’s and a Cleaning Company.

Where the viaduct was located is a mystery. But I bet someone out there remembers this viaduct! So if you know where the viaduct shown in the photo was and when it was torn down let us know!

Photo 2:  Cash Food Store

Our second photo for this week is a neat one of a local store that sold food for cash.

Where the store was located remains a mystery – but what a cool shot! You can see the variety of food in baskets in front of the store and two of the three people shown are actually smiling for the camera.

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 November 23, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Local Grammar School

Our first photo for this week shows a local grammar school at some time in the past. If you recognize the building and where it was located – let us know!

Photo 2: Addison Postcard

Our second photo for this week is yet another photo in our archive that was taken of a photo, or in this case of a postcard.

And although the name of the street is cut off – I believe this shows the main street in Addison perhaps in the 1920s.

If you recognize which street is show on the postcard- please let us know!

Bonus Photo: Page From Corning Opera House Program

I know the old Corning Opera House was located on Pine Street somewhere near where the old Woolworth’s building was, across the street from the Githler Tanner Building.

However, I don’t know what year the opera house was torn down.

And I don’t know much about the history of the opera house.

But I do know there is a photo in our local history archive of a page from the program for the annual closing concert of the Corning Opera House which was held on Friday, June 14, 1912!

If you know any stories about the old Corning Opera House, 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 November 9, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Street Scene with Horse Drawn Cart

Our first photo for this week shows a neat street scene! Several people are walking down the street and in the foreground you can see a horse drawn cart – a sweet ode to the days of old!

Photo 2: Street Scene With Two Horses & Carriages 

Our second photo for this week shows two horses and carriages driving down a local unpaved street – which street is a mystery – 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 Photo of the Week November 2, 2018

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

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Photo 1 & Bonus Photo: School Kids & Who Is Who

Our first photo for this week shows a group of local school kids in the early Twentieth Century. They look like they are having a good time! Especially the boys hanging on to the pillars.

The Bonus photo puts names with the faces — from left to right.

So this time around, we know who is who in this photo!

Photo 2: Lewis Farm History

Our second photo for this week offers a brief history, and three photos of the Lewis Farm. From the history, I believe the Lewis Farm, was/is located in Caton.

If you know anything about the Lewis Farm, and I’m betting someone out there does, please let is 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 Photo of the Week October 26, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1:  Clock Tower 

This photo is another photo taken of a photo. However, it is a neat one! It shows the Clock Tower in the foreground and a Corning Glass factory in the background.

 

Photo 2: Bridge Street Service Station After Flood of ’72

Our second photo for this week shows the Bridge Street Service Station after the Flood of 1972. The photo offers us a view looking westward, past what today would be part of the grounds of the Corning Senior Center.

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!