Local History Photos of The Week December 14, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Baron Steuben Hotel 1928

Our first photo is of the Baron Steuben Hotel. The photo was taken in 1928, and it seems the hotel was undergoing some type of maintenance since the photo shows scaffolding on the side of the building.

And aren’t those cars cool! Vintage cars are always worth a look!

If you have any stories about the Baron Steuben Hotel, please feel free to share them with us!

Photo 2:  

Our second photo for this week is of a building always close to my heart!

It is photo of the old World War Memorial Library building on the corner First and Pine Streets in Corning.

The building was re-purposed and turned into a library after the fire of 1926. Prior to 1926 the building housed the Corning City Club House.

And a cool little side note is that you can see the long gone Corning Opera House, located on the same side of the street as the Club House/Library in the background.

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 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!

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