Local History Photos January 7, 2022

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

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, January 14, 2022.

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: The Elks Club in Corning

Our fist photo for this week shows the Elks Club lodge in Corning at an unknown date. The building is still standing, on the corner of Walnut and West First Street in Corning; although they did add a difference face to the front of the building at some point.

Local History Photo 2: Erwin Estate

Our second photo for this week shows the old Erwin Estate located on Canada Road in Painted Post. The date the photo was taken is unknown but the Greek Revival home is still standing.

Local History Photo 3: A Very Muddy Pine Street

Our third photo for this week shows a very muddy Pine Street in Corning, looking down the hill toward the Pine Street Bridge. We don’t know when the photo was taken but it was certainly before Pine Street was paved. What a cool photo! The cars are cool, the clock tower in the distance is cool too; and if you look closely at the left top corner of the photo – you can see the courthouse.

What a wonderful view of Corning in the days of old!

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

“Some” Game On Tomorrow Night At Post

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | January 14, 1920 | Page 3

For ease of reading, here is the text of the article:

From The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. | January 14, 1920 | Page 3


Shepard Electrics and Imperials Will Clash in One of Best Games of Season

     It is all settled and Corningites are going to get a chance to see one of the best games that could be staged when the Ingersoll-Rand quintette takes the floor against the Shepard Electrics of Montour Falls tomorrow night in Bronson Hall at Painted Post.

     Now it isn’t a matter of heresay or “maybe” –it is a case of fact wit they Electrics. They have established an enviable record in the past years and they have lived up to it in grand style so far this season. . Of course, one of their mainstays is “Les” Brown a brother of Harry Brown of the Leader force, for years pivot man on the Cornell Varsity and one of their principal pointgetters.  “Les” has a host of admirers among Corningites who are anxiously waiting to see the big boy in action.  And he is only one –there are four more taking up the quintette and when they start “ooh baby, watch ‘em go.”

     Saunders, Parameter, Rundell and Martin will probably complete the lineup of that five.

    But you know Manager Dailey’s gang is anything but second-raters and if the visitors win, it will be anything but a pink tea social.  The locals have practiced steadfastly for this contest and will put forth every effort to win.  In all probability, they will use the same lineup they did against the Coleman Memorials and that means “Tank” Edwards, “Bill” O’Brien Whitmore, “Bill” Brady and “Jimmy” Erwin.

     As a preliminary to the big game St. Mary’s Cadets and the Painted Post High School Five will clash. It will be a large evening for basketball fans who are promised one of the best games of the season.

Here is all of page 3, for your perusal:

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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:


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!

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