Local History Photos May 1, 2020

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: Centerway Square

Our first photo for this week shows the clock tower and Centerway Square a long time ago! Our records don’t indicate when the photo was taken, but it is a cool one!


Local History Photo 2: Movie Theater

Our second photo for this week shows a local movie theater. The record card for this photo is blank so the theater may have been in the City of Corning or elsewhere – if you recognize where the photo was taken, please let us know!

Local History Photo 3: Steuben Factory

And our final photo for this week shows the old Steuben Glass factory. What a cool old building – it is too bad it was torn down.

Have good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:

Online Resources: Lynda.com, Databases, Etc.

Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

In relation, I’m working on a basic walk-through tutorial for Heritage Question and will have that ready to share next week.

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

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!

2 thoughts on “Local History Photos May 1, 2020

  1. The movie White Feather came out in 1955 so the second pic is from that year (or later if it’s an old poster).

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Indeed the theater was in Corning. It’s the original Corning Opera House. Later renamed the State. It was also a part of the old Schine Movie Theater Chain. It was located at 133 Pine St. It got demolished in the mid-1950s as part of making Dennison Parkway a 4 lane highway replacing the railroad tracks. The old theater lot was replaced with a new F.W. Woolworth Store.


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