Local History Photos December 29, 2017

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

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Photo 1: July 5th Flood at Painted Post:

Our first photo for this week is a photo of a postcard with the caption “July 5th Flood at Painted Post, N.Y.”

If you recognize the location the photo was taken or known the year it was taken let us know.

I’m guessing the photo wasn’t taken in 1972 as it seems like more than a week would be a long time for the flood of June 23 to still be flooding houses – but as I was 6 in 1972 perhaps I’m wrong on on that score!

Photo 2: Mystery Park 

Our second photo of the week is of a park somewhere in our region. Judging by the fountain I’m guessing this photo was taken in the 19th or early 20th Century.

The only building that looks familiar to me is the brick building seen in the background on the left side of the photo – is that by chance the old Corning Armory building that has housed the YMCA for the last couple of decades?

If you know where the photo was taken – let us know!

Have a good weekend!

Linda, 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 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 Photo Archive!

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Local History Photos December 23, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Old Corning Department of Public Works Truck & Building:

In our first photo for this week we see an old truck that clearly belonged to the City of Corning, Department of Public Works. And I’m assuming the building was an old DPW building located inside the city limits. However, the building must be long gone as I don’t recall ever having seen it in the forty odd years I’ve been living in Corning.

If you know where the building was let us know! We’re curious!

Photo 2: Postcard Third Street Looking East:

Our second photo of the week is of a post card showing Third Street from the vantage point of someone standing near the corner of Walnut and East Third Street on the same side of the street as what was then Corning Free Academy and is now Academy Place.

Having attended C.F.A. when it was a middle school I recognize the College Center of the Finger Lakes house, which I believe at one time was owned by one of the Houghtons, and in the background, the old and very large Sinclair House. I do wonder when the built the wall that currently borders the front of the CCFL building…

Have a good holiday weekend everyone!

Linda, 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 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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos December 15, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Drawing of the Patterson Inn:

Our first photo for this week appears to featuring a drawing of the Patterson Inn at some time in the past. If you recognize the drawing or know who the artist was – let us know!

Photo 2: Partially Flooded Local Street:

Our second photo for this week is of a partially flooded local street.

I’m guessing the photo may have been taken during the Flood of 1935.

I don’t recognize the street — if you do – let us know!

Photo 3: Cool Queen Anne Style House:

Our last photo for this week features a cool Queen Anne style house with a neat rounded porch and copula style look out room.

I’ve no idea where this house is, or was as the case may be, but what a cool style!

If you recognize where the house is, or was, please let us know!

Have a great day,

Linda, 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 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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos December 8, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Tractor Or Part Of A Train?

I’m a librarian and I love technology but I don’t know much about train or tractor technology.

So I’m not sure if the gentleman in the photo is working on a tractor or the locomotive part of a train…

If you recognize what the technology is, let us know!

And if you know who the man in the photo is or where the photo was taken – we’d like to know that too!

Photo 2: State Road Near Corning

Our second photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old State Road which, was evidently located near Corning. I don’t recognize where this photo was taken; so if you know, let us know!

Photo 3: Possible World War I Volunteers Or Vets

I’m guessing the men in this photo might be World War I army volunteers or veterans.

You can tell my their high collars and suits that the photo was taken before World War II.

And I can’t make out what the badges some of the men are wearing say. If you recognize any of the men in the photo, know where the photo was taken or can tell us anything about the photo please let us know!

Have a great day,

Linda, 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 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 Photo Archive!

Local History Photos December 1, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: A Photo of a Photo of the old Addison High School:

We have a number of photos in our photo archive that are photos taken of old photos or postcards of people, places and things in the region. And this is another cool one – if you just ignore the sliver of counter top at the top of the photo.

The photo is of the old Addison High School sometime in the early twentieth century.

If you know anything about the old Addison High School let us know!

Photo 2: A Group of OBBN Women with Basketball & Dog:

I have no idea what the “OBBN” on these ladies shirts stands for! And they’re dressed rather fancily from a modern perspective to play soccer or some other type of ball game. But whatever the occasion the photo was taken for, I’d say the ladies are definitely a team and I like their dog too!

Photo 3: Readying The Street For Paving:

Our final photo of this week shows what appears to be a crew getting a street ready for paving – presumably with bricks. Although I suppose they could be digging the street up in order to install plumbing pipes too. If you recognize which local street they were working on, or if you know anything about when and how the originally paved the streets in Corning – let us know.

Have a great day,

Linda, 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 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 Photo Archive!