Local History Photos January 22, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, January 29, 2021.

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: Horse & Carriage Transportation!

Our first photo shows the old time transportation of a horse and carriage. The photo was obviously taken in Penn Yan on Monday, July 26, 1897.

Local History Photo 2: Bird’s Eye view of Pulteney Street


Our second photo for this week shows a bird’s eye view o f Pulteney Street evidently in the late 1920s – we can be fairly certain of that time frame as Northside Blodgett was completed in 1927 and the notation on the photo indicates it was then the “new North Side High School.”

Local History Photo 3: Old Corning Headquarters Building

Our final photo for this week shows an old Corning office building in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. The building was located ion the south side of the Chemung River and took up part of the acreage where the modern and larger Corning headquarters building was later built.

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Ek, D., 2021. Developers Eye Northside Blodgett For Apartments. [online] The-leader.com. Available at: <https://www.the-leader.com/article/20140327/News/140329605#:~:text=Northside%20Blodgett,%20located%20on%20Princeton%20Avenue%20in%20Corning,,Purcell%20of%20Watertown%20for%20just%20over%20$1%20million.> [Accessed 22 January 2021].

Local History Online Library Resources:

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:

Research & Learning: 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

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!

One thought on “Local History Photos January 22, 2021

  1. I believe the picture of Northside High School is actually a different Northside HS that was built in 1910 near what is now Hugh Gregg School. The photo was most likely taken on top of a roof roughly across from what is now the Patterson Inn.


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