Local History Photos December 29, 2017

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

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 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!

One thought on “Local History Photos December 29, 2017

  1. The flood in Painted Post occurred on July 8, 1935. As it happens, that was the wedding day of my eldest aunt, Geraldine Mallory, daughter of Albert and (Harriet) Alliene (Southworth) Mallory to George P. Kirby. The wedding took place, flood and all, and they were married until George’s sudden death on 6 September 1965.


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