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!
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 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!