Local History Photos of the Week April 12, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: Old Ingersoll Rand Plant

Our first photo is of a section of the Ingersoll Rand in the days of old.

Our records don’t indicate the year, but it is a cool photo!


Photo 2: The Clock Tower in Centerway Square

Our second photo is of the clocktower in Centerway Square in the pre-automobile days. This photo too is un-dated, however, judging by the horse-drawn carriages seen in the background, I think we can guess it was taken before the dawn of the automobile age!


Bonus Photo: Clock Tower & Centerway Square Again!

Here is a second photo of the clock tower and Centerway Square in the days of old. This photo is obviously one of the “photos of a photo” that we have in our archive, and this time the original photo was a postcard.

What a great photo!

This photo gives us a wider view of Centerway Square, than the first photo, with the factory in the background and buildings in the foreground, all of which were later demolished with only the clocktower left as a witness to days gone by!

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!

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