Bonus Local History Photos February 10, 2020

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week for last week! The delay in posting was due to the library being closed last Friday due to inclement weather!

Our regular Friday postings will resume this Friday, February 14, 2020.

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 1:  Old Arsenal

Our first photo shows a postcard of the old military arsenal, which was located on West First Street in Corning, was built in 1858 and later owned by Saint Mary’s Church. The building, also known as the Castle, was demolished in the 1960s and the Castle Garden Apartments were built in its place.



Local History Photo 2 Holmes Steamboat

Our second bonus photo shows a fun summer scene at Keuka Lake showing swimmers in the foreground and the steam boat Holmes in the background. The photo was taken in July 1898.



Local History Photo 3 West Market Street

The record for our third photo states “West Market Street, Corning.”

Where exactly the photo was taken remains a mystery. Perhaps an eagle eyed viewer will recognize the location and enlighten us!



Have a great week!

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!

One thought on “Bonus Local History Photos February 10, 2020

  1. Looking at the 3 story building at the left, I believe that is 22 W. Market, the current home of the Nine Elephants restaurant. The 2 story building to the right is also a part of the restaurant. The next building, currently AJ’s, had the third story removed. Because the next building looks totally different, there might have been some major renovations. I made these assumptions by looking at the facades at the top of the buildings. What do you think?


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