Hi everyone, here is a new batch of Local History Mystery Photos!
As usual if you click on the individual photos you get a larger view.
Local History Mystery Photo 1:
Well this one really isn’t a mystery! Unless of course, someone wants to take a stab at identifying the man in the photo… This is a photo of the McDonalds that use to be in Riverside somewhere near the old Tasty Freeze. I’m thinking it was located somewhere near where the entrance ramp to the highway is across from Auto Zone but as I was 6 in 1972 I might be off a bit! The picture was taken just after the famous Flood of 1972.
Local History Mystery Photo 2:
This photo was taken during the Food of 1972 and the mystery might be how was it taken? It appears the photographer was in a boat floating by the Glass Works buildings. And this photo also appears to be a photo taken of another photo — so the second mystery question might be who has the original photo?
Local History Mystery Photo 3:
This photo appears to be of the Chemung River looking eastward from the region that is past Wegmans and parallel to Sunset Drive — towards what I believe is the Bridge Street Bridge in the background with parts of the old railway bridge in the foreground.
Local History Mystery Photo 4:
This is another photo in the library archive that appears to be a photo of another photo so it is a bit crooked because that is the way the photo in the archive looks; however, this is a neat photo of the Corning of the past! The photo is of one of those old postcards and is labeled with the description “Junction of Pulteney and Bridge Streets, Corning, N.Y.
And I know where Bridge and Pulteney Streets are of course! However, that large building in the foreground — not a clue!
So our mystery questions regarding this photo are 1: Does anyone know anything about the large building in the foreground – perhaps what business were housed in it? And 2. Does anyone have any idea of what year the photo was taken?
Local History Mystery Photo 5:
And this one is another photo in the archive that is actually a photo of a photo; however, I think it is cool so I’m going to include it! This one is of the St. Mary’s Church what I assume if formally called the Rectory located on Corning’s Southside. And our mystery question is what year was this photo taken? The car, which you can just see located in the bottom right hand corner of the pictures looks like an early 20th Century car — so if someone knows their cars — they might venture a solid guess!
Local History Mystery Photo 6:
This photo is of old School 3, located on Chemung Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Corning and which has since been transformed from a school into apartments. And our local history mystery question is what year do you think the photo was taken?
Local History Mystery Photo 7:
And our final Local History Mystery Photo for this month is of another parade. The paraders look like a formal group don’t they? So our local history mystery questions for this photo are 1. When was this photo taken and 2. Where was this photo taken? The description in the archive only says “Parade, Corning.”
Have a great holiday season!
2 thoughts on “Local History Mystery Photos December 17, 2015”
#4 is Bostwick’s department store:
#7 the parade looks like it has just crossed the Bridge Street bridge from the Northside and is starting up the Viaduct that will swing them around onto the head of Market Street. The Viaduct was built in 1895.
“Wing & Bostwick, proprietors of a general store at Lawrenceville. Pa., and who for some months have conducted a branch store on Bridge street, purchased of William N. Luce land at the south-west comer of Bridge and Pulteney streets, on which to erect a concrete Mock, which they will occupy with a department store.”
From “Corning and Vicinity”, By Uri Mulford