Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!
Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*
Local History Photo 1
Our first photo for this week shows the old City of Corning waterworks pump house in the foreground at right, and the old Sinclair Glass Company, in the background, on the left.
Unfortunately, both buildings are long since gone. The pump house was located on the edge of Denison Park, on the corner of Conhocton Street and Denison Parkway in Corning, where Rite Aid stands today. And the Sinclair Glass Company location is approximately where Dunkin Donuts is today.
Local History Photo 2
The record for our second photo is incomplete; however, it does feature the following description “Curtiss Airplane, Hammondsport, New York.”
And thus we don’t know year the photo was taken or where exactly, but even so, what great photo of an old Curtiss Airplane!
Perhaps someone who lives in Hammondsport will recognize the exact location the photo was taken, if so please let us know!
Local History Photo 3
Our third photo for this week shows the old Ingresoll-Rand Plant in Painted Post.
Local History Photo 4
And our final photo for this week, shows the City Club building after the fire of 1926.
The City Club relocated after the fire and the building was repaired, refurbished and opened as the War Memorial Library in 1930. The library remained in that location until a more modern library was built and opened in 1975.
Today, the grand old, City Club/Memorial Library building houses top-notch apartments.
Have a great weekend!
Linda Reimer, SSCL
*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):
You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.
Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.
To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):
Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.
And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:
If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.
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!