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.

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