Local History Photos of the Week March 8, 2019

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


(Click on the photos for a larger view!)


Photo 1: Flooded Street During The Flood of ’35

Our first photo for this week shows, what I believe to be either old Erie Avenue or Market Street during the Flood of 1935.

Cool vintage cars are seen driving over the viaduct and you can clearly see stores signs for Jones Pontiac and Alemite Auto as well as a barber’s colorful barber’s pole.

What a neat photo!


Photo 2: Trio of Fire Officials In Front of Old Fire Truck

Our second photo for this week features a trio of fire fighter officials standing in front of a neat old fire truck. And, although our records don’t indicate where the photo was taken, I believe from other photos I’ve seen online that they are standing in front of what is today the Rockwell Museum!

If you know anything about the three unidentified men in the photo please let us know!


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 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!

2 thoughts on “Local History Photos of the Week March 8, 2019

  1. Hi Linda,

    Photo #1 is the western end of Market Street – that’s the old Market Street Viaduct which the cars are driving over. The restaurant is Tarentalli’s, which was a fixture on West Market Street forever. It was still in business until maybe the 70’s. In the 1960’s, it played host to all the celebrities who starred at Corning Summer Theatre. The Pontiac store was an auto parts store, with the dealership (Jones Pontiac) being on the eastern end of Market Street.

    Photo #2 is Corning Fire Station #2. It’s located on the corner of Ontario & Decatur Streets. Bill Spaulding (Corning Catering) renovated the building and had a restaurant in there for several years. I think it was called Firehouse Restaurant or maybe Firehouse Cafe, I can’t recall. It was a liquor store the last time I visited Corning in 2017.

    Enjoying the photos!


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