Local History Photos of the Week April 19, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: The Old Corning Evening Leader Building

Our first photo for this week shows the old Corning Evening Leader building. According to the classic local history book by Dimitroff & Janes,* the old Corning Evening Leader building was located on the north side of what is today Denison Parkway, between Pine and Walnut Streets; the building was razed in the 1950s and new buildings constructed in its place to house the J. C. Penney and Newberry stores.

Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Group

Our second photo for this week shows a group of people standing on the steps of Corning Free Academy. There is no information in our archive to tell us who the people are or what the special occasion that prompted the photo shoot was.

However, I’m speculating that the people shown are perhaps staff members that taught at the school between 1927 – 1929, as that is what is says on the photo!

If you recognize anyone in the photo, please let us know.

And what a cool photo it is too – look at those hats, aren’t the neat?!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL



*History of the Corning Painted Post Area, 200 Years in Painted Post Country, Revised Edition by Thomas P. Dimitroff & Lois Janes. Publishers: Bookmarks. Date of Publication: 1990.

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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