Local History Photos of the Week February 21, 2019

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

Photo 1: Col. Berry’s House  at 210 Delevan Avenue:

Our first photo for this week shows the old Colonel Berry house on Delevan Avenue in Corning.

Our records don’t indicate who Colonel Berry was, so if you know, let us know!

 

Photo 2: Carriage Ride Through Canfield Park:

Our second photo for this week is another one of the photos of a photo that we have in our Local History Archive.

You can indeed see part of two other photos at the top and bottom of this photo but it is a neat photo nevertheless.

The photo shows a horse drawn carriage that appears to be driving through Canfield/Courthouse Park. I’m fairly certain the location is Courthouse Park, because if you look closely at the right edge of the photo you can see the edge of a large light brick building, which I believe is the courthouse. And to the left of the edge of the courthouse roof, between the edge of the roof and carriage, you can see the old Corning Glass factory buildings in the distance.

What a cool photo!

Of course, our records don’t show who the two independent ladies are in the carriage, but the fact that they are on their own in an era that might just be before women gained the right to vote – is cool!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Corning History is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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!

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Local History Photos of the Week February 15, 2019

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

All three photos for this week are of a parade that made its way down Market Street in 1948.

You can tell the photos were taken in 1948 by looking both at the float that celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Corning Glass Works in 1948, and, by looking at the New York Telephone Company Float which lists how many telephones there were in Corning in 1948.

 

Photo 1: New York Telephone Float

What a cool float!

The New York Telephone Company float notes that there were 142 telephones in Corning in 1898 and that in 1948 there were more than 8,000! Corning has a long history of being a place that embraces new technologies!

And you can see the old Newbury and the Ecker Drug stores in the background too!

 

Photo 2: Corning Glass Works 80 Years in Corning Float

Our second photo for this week shows a Corning Glass Works Float that was created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Corning Glass Works – and that is super cool!

Also cool is the text at the bottom of the float which says:

“In 1879 CORNING blew a bubble for a man named Edison”, the text refers to the fact that Corning Glass Works made light bulbs early in the electric era and some were made for a man named Thomas Edison!

And if you look very closely, you’ll see that there is a gaffer blowing glass in the middle of the float!

 

Photo 3: Erie Locomotive

Our third photo for this week shows an Erie locomotive driving by the Ecker Drug Store as part of the same parade. We certainly don’t see trains running down Market Street or Erie Avenue (AKA Denison Parkway) anymore!

 

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

 

Corning History is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

 

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!

Local History Photos of the Week February 8, 2019

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

Photo 1: Denison Park Winter 1923

A frosty photo of Denison Park from 1923!

 

Photo 2: Drake House Postcard

And old postcard showing the Drake House which I believe was located on East Second Street in Corning.

The postcard description states “Residence Of The Late F. N. Drake – Corning.”

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!

Local History Photos of the Week February 1, 2019

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

Photos 1 – 3 show the building of a bridge in Corning near the old Corning Glass Works factory. The bridge may be the Briscoe Bridge that was built in the early in the 20th Century.

The Corning Glass Works factor was demolished, and today that location features the headquarters of Corning Incorporated.

Photo 1: 

Photo 2: 

 

Photo 3:

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!