Local History Photos of the Week May 17, 2019

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

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Photo 1:  Old School 3

Our first photo for this week is of the Old School 3 located at the corner of Chemung and Fifth Streets in Corning. The building is still standing and has been convereted into apartments.

We don’t have a date for the year this photo was taken but it was obviously a long time ago as Chemung Street doesn’t appear to have been paved yet!

Photo 2: Horse & Carriage, Penn Yan, Monday, July 25, 1897

Our second photo is of a group, possible a family, getting ready to take a horse and carraige ride. Who the people are in the photo is a mystery – but the general location the photo was taken and that date are certainly not!

And, wow, look at those hats!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the 1956 Campbell Savona Spotlight yearbook including photos of the Senior Class!

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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 May 10, 2019

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

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Photo 1: First Congregational Church

Our first photo is of the old First Congregational Church. We don’t have a date for the photo – but it is a neat one!

Photo 2: Old Corning Glass Works Factory

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Corning Glass Works Factory. We don’t have a date for this photo either but it is safe to say it was taken during the railroad heyday!

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the 1964 East High yearbook – the photos show the seniors of the first graduating class of East High and wow, there were a lot of seniors in 1964!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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 May 3, 2019

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

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Photo 1: Masonic Lodge

Our first photo for this week shows the Masonic Lodge, located on Walnut Street in Corning, in the days of old. The photo is undated but the building doesn’t look much different today, although it doesn’t appear that the Elks Lodge building, located to the right of the Masonic Lodge today, had yet been built.

 

Photo 2: Old Corning Viaduct

Our second photo is of one of the old Corning Viaducts. I am just a tad too young to remember the viaducts myself; however, I believe this one is the one that went over what is today Bridge Street in Corning as that appears to be Saint Mary’s Church Steeple in the background.

What a neat photo!

 

Year Book Snapshots:

This week our snapshots show pages of the yearbook “The Poster” from 1948:

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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 April 26, 2019

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

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I’m running out of week here!

There is a great deal going on in Library Land this week, cummulating with the library’s participation in the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire being held at Corning Community College this Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information visit the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire site: https://twintiers.makerfaire.com

And just FYI, here is a map showing where all the creators are at the Maker Fair – come visit the library’s creation team, we’ll be in the gym offering several cool make-it-and-take-it-with-you projects.

http://twintiers.makerfaire.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2019/04/2019_Twin_Tiers_Mini_Maker_Faire_Map.pdf

And here are of several photos taken during and just after the Flood of ’72.

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

 

P.S. The library is closed this Saturday for spring cleaning!

We’ll re-open at our usual time of 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29.

 

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 April 19, 2019

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

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Photo 1: The Old Corning Evening Leader Building

Our first photo for this week shows the old Corning Evening Leader building. According to the classic local history book by Dimitroff & Janes,* the old Corning Evening Leader building was located on the north side of what is today Denison Parkway, between Pine and Walnut Streets; the building was razed in the 1950s and new buildings constructed in its place to house the J. C. Penney and Newberry stores.

Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Group

Our second photo for this week shows a group of people standing on the steps of Corning Free Academy. There is no information in our archive to tell us who the people are or what the special occasion that prompted the photo shoot was.

However, I’m speculating that the people shown are perhaps staff members that taught at the school between 1927 – 1929, as that is what is says on the photo!

If you recognize anyone in the photo, please let us know.

And what a cool photo it is too – look at those hats, aren’t the neat?!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

 

References:

*History of the Corning Painted Post Area, 200 Years in Painted Post Country, Revised Edition by Thomas P. Dimitroff & Lois Janes. Publishers: Bookmarks. Date of Publication: 1990.

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!

Local History Photos of the Week April 12, 2019

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

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Photo 1: Old Ingersoll Rand Plant

Our first photo is of a section of the Ingersoll Rand in the days of old.

Our records don’t indicate the year, but it is a cool photo!

 

Photo 2: The Clock Tower in Centerway Square

Our second photo is of the clocktower in Centerway Square in the pre-automobile days. This photo too is un-dated, however, judging by the horse-drawn carriages seen in the background, I think we can guess it was taken before the dawn of the automobile age!

 

Bonus Photo: Clock Tower & Centerway Square Again!

Here is a second photo of the clock tower and Centerway Square in the days of old. This photo is obviously one of the “photos of a photo” that we have in our archive, and this time the original photo was a postcard.

What a great photo!

This photo gives us a wider view of Centerway Square, than the first photo, with the factory in the background and buildings in the foreground, all of which were later demolished with only the clocktower left as a witness to days gone by!

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!

Local History Photos of the Week March 29, 2019

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

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Photo 1: Rockwell & Shumway Store

Our first photo for this week is of the Rockwell & Schumway store on Market Street in the days of old!

Photo 2: Market Street 

And our second photo for this week is also of Market Street in the days of old, long before the street was paved.

And isn’t that horse drawn carriage cool!

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!