Local History Photo: Friday, May 20, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Possible Hunting Group?

This photo features seven guys who look like they might possible by getting ready to go hunting. There is no info on where the photo was taken locally — so if you recognize it – or any of the men in the photo – let us know!

Photo 2: One Really Big Tree 

I know logging was once a industry in this area but I cannot imagine where they would have found tree that big in this area! If you recognize either of the men in the photo please let us know.

Photo 3: Market Street At Night

This photo was obviously taken of Market Street, in the City of Corning, at night and I guess in the 1940s or 1950s by looking at the cars. What a neat photo! I wonder what type of a store Caines was as I don’t recall it…It is cool to see the post office in the background.

Photo 4: Market Street During The Day

And as this positing is being posted late this week, which was another super busy week in Library Land, here’s a bonus photo! This photo too is of Market Street, this time a day shoot and I would guess the photo was taken in the sixties. Another cool photo!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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…

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 Local History Photo Archive.

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Local History Photo: Friday, May 13, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Park Church 

Our first photo is of The Park Church in Elmira, N.Y. The date the photo was taken is unknown.

Photo 2: Corning City Hall or Fire Department?

Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses The Rockwell Museum. Previously, the building, located on the corner of Denison Parkway East and Cedar Streets in Corning, housed the city fire department and at one time, the city hall. The date this photo was taken remains a mystery. However, you can see railroad tracks in the foreground so I’m guessing the photo was taken when Denison Parkway was still Erie Avenue and a city train route.

Photo 3: Flood of 72′ on Route 328

I vaguely remember The Flood of ’72; but as I was six years old at the time I don’t remember the local pre-flood landscape well. I do not recognize where this photo was taken. A little online research tells me that New York State Route 328 runs south from Southport, near Elmira, NY., towards Pennsylvania but as far as where the Shaworma and the Super Duper in the photo were located I haven’t a clue! If you recognize where this photo was taken let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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…

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 Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, May 5, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

And as we skipped a week between postings — this week I’m offering four photos instead of three!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: First Street Churches:

Photo 1 appears to be of a postcard and shows the two churches that are located at the intersection of First and Cedar Streets in Corning – Christ Episcopal Church, on the left, and Corning First United Methodist Church on the right. When the photo was taken remains a mystery — certainly that fence you can see to the left of the Episcopal Church hasn’t been there for many years.

Photo 2: Court House Park:

There is not mystery as to where Court House Park, also known as Canfield Park, is located — it would be hard to miss the park as it takes up most of the square city blocks that surround The Court House. When the photo was taken is the question!

Photo 3: Dennison Park

Photo 3 features a view of the bridge in the middle of Dennison Park. If anyone has a clue as to the year this photo was taken let us know!

Photo 4: After The Flood of ’72?

I’m going to guess the photo was taken in Corning after the Flood of ’72. I do not recognize the house and I can’t quite tell if that is smoke from a fire, seen in the background but unless there was a tornado — it is probably a photo taken after the most recent major flood of the region.

Have a good weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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…

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 Local History Photo Archive.