Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!
(Click on the photos for a larger view)
Photo 1: A Fire In Progress
Our first photo this week is of an official looking brick building that seems to be on fire. There is no indication in the records as to which building this is or when it caught fire — so if you recognize the building please let us know!
Photo 2: The Old Fire Department
Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses the Rockwell Museum but at one time housed the city fire department — the photo is an oldie but a goodie!
Photo 3: Horse Drawn Cart with Lumber
Our final photo for this week is of a man in what looks like a World War I era uniform, steering horse drawn cart stacked full of lumber. If you have any stories to share about the lumber industry that once was in full force in our region — please let us know.
Have a great day!
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 2018!
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!
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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4 thoughts on “Local History Photos July 28, 2017”
Any chance Photo 1 could be the School 1 fire (Northwest corner of Third and Walnut – across from CFA)??
I remember staying to watch this fire over a noon hour when in 6th grade at School 3 (1952-1953) – and getting a tardy slip for returning to class late!
It might well be! I’ll have to see if we have a photo or two of the old School 1 in our archives to compare it with. I’ll post an update if I find out for certain. Have a good day, Linda, SSCL
I love the picture of the old fire station or what is now know as The Rockwell Museum! It is so neat to see pictures of what the building used to be like!
We’re glad your enjoying our local history photos!