Local History Photos of the Week May 3, 2019

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view!)

Photo 1: Masonic Lodge

Our first photo for this week shows the Masonic Lodge, located on Walnut Street in Corning, in the days of old. The photo is undated but the building doesn’t look much different today, although it doesn’t appear that the Elks Lodge building, located to the right of the Masonic Lodge today, had yet been built.


Photo 2: Old Corning Viaduct

Our second photo is of one of the old Corning Viaducts. I am just a tad too young to remember the viaducts myself; however, I believe this one is the one that went over what is today Bridge Street in Corning as that appears to be Saint Mary’s Church Steeple in the background.

What a neat photo!

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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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