Local History Photos of the Week August 31, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Archaeological Dig

Our first photo for this week shows a local archaeological dig in process. The photo seems to have been taken in the 1930s – but where it was taken and who the men in the photo are remains a mystery.

Photo 2: Saint Mary’s Chuch

Our second photo for this week also seems to have been taken in the 1930s and shows The Saint Mary’s Church block back in the day.

Have a great 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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

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Local History Photos of the Week August 24, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Glass Works Street Sign Near Jones Pontiac: 

Our first photo for this week shows an old Corning Glass Center Street sign in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. Jones Pontiac can be seen in the background.

Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Basketball Team Circa Early Twentieth Century:

Our second photo is of a Corning Free Academy basketball team. The photo appears to have been taken in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Bonus Photo 1: C.F.A. 1909-1910 Basketball Team:

And as a bonus, while we’re on the subject of old C.F.A. basketball teams – here is another – this one from the 1909-1910 basketball season.

Current Photo: City Hall Seen Across Old Corning Hospital Site:

Our last photo for this week is of the old Corning Hospital lot as it looks today, August 24, 2018. The construction crews seem to have the lot pretty much leveled out and you can clearly see Corning City Hall across the lot, and across Denison Parkway.

Have a great 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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos of the Week August 17, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Postcard Pine Street Looking North

Our first photo for this week shows an old postcard of Pine Street. The view is looking northward as if the photographer was standing in the middle of the intersection of First and Pine Streets looking towards what today would be  Centerway Square. What a cool photo! You can even see the old Corning Opera House on the left.

Photo 2: Notre Dame Baseball Player

Our second photo of this week shows a Notre Dame baseball player, evidently named McKee. Who McKee was remains a mystery but he is a dapper looking player in his old school baseball uniform!

Have a great 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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos Of The Week August 10, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Corning Buildings circa 1935 

Our first photo for the week shows some of Corning’s factory buildings, and the Little Joe Tower, during the Flood of 1935.

Photo 2: Corning Factory Building 

Our second photo for this week shows a birds-eye view of one of Corning’s factory buildings at some time in the past, If you recognize which factory building this is and where it was – let us know.

Have a great 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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos Of The Week August 3, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Riverside Honor Roll

Our first photo of the week shows an old Riverside Honor Roll. The honor roll looks like it may have been outside somewhere.

If you know where the honor roll once stood and/or which war the soldiers fought in – let us know!

Photo 2: Woman And Child On Wooden Sidewalk

Our second photo of the week shows a woman and young girl standing on one of the old wooden sidewalks that used to abound locally. And we can also see a church in the background and what appears to be a factory over the river – so I believe this photo was taken in the City of Corning.

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

Have a great 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 or postcards 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 photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org