Local History Photos of the Week March 29, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: Vintage Fire Truck

Our first photo for this week shows a vintage fire truck and fireman in the days of old. The photo is undated ; however, by looking at the fire truck I’m speculating it was taken around 1930.

What a cool photo!

If you recognize the fireman, please let us know!

We’d love to include that information in our records.


Photo 2: Vintage Grocery Store

Our second photo is of a local grocery store, the date the photo was taken and the location it was taken are a mystery. However, like the first photo for this week — it is super cool! Based upon the clothing the men are wearing, I’m going to speculate that the photo may have been taken sometime in the 1940s.

If you recognize any of the men in the photo, or if you know where the photo was taken, 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!

4 thoughts on “Local History Photos of the Week March 29, 2019

  1. Second photo of grocery store is from a precursor to the Foodmart. That’s John Eberentz second from the left. The Foodmart was located on Market Street halfway between Cedar and Wall Streets, on the South side of the street.

    Bob Hood (CFA 1959)


      • Now I recall that his name is spelled “Eberenz”
        The Foodmart was located at 68-72 East Market Street, then later moved to Park Avenue in South Corning.


      • Thanks, I’ll add that to our records too. I’ll have to go for a walk and see what is in that space on Market Street now. I vaguely remember the Foodmart being on Market Street but not where it was located.

        Have a great day!
        Linda Reimer, SSL


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