Local History Photos March 5, 2021

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, March 12, 2021.

Local History Photo 1: Dapper Man

Our first photo for this week shows a dapper looking gentleman standing on Market Street, just beyond the old Corning Real Estate Insurance Agency. The date the photo was taken is unknown; it is one of the photos taken by the Drake Family and donated to the library at some point in the past.

Local History Photo 2: Street Scene: Girl in Winter

Our second photo for this week, also a Drake Family photo, shows a girl standing on one of the old wooden sidewalks in Corning, during a cold winter day, years and years ago!

Local History Photo 3: Elephants in Corning!

Our final photo for this week, also a Drake Family photo, offers us a glimpse of elephants waking through Corning as part of a parade – back in the days of horse drawn carriages! As with the first two photos, the date the photo was taken is unknown, but I’d guess by the carriage in the foreground that it was taken before 1920.

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*

Have a good 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:

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…

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!

Local History Photos February 26, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Local History Photo 1: Kids in Court House Park

Our first photo for this week is a bit hard to see but it is cool one! The photo shows a group of kids in Court House Park, AKA Canfield Park, sometime in the early Twentieth Century.


Local History Photo 2: Presho Grammar School

Our second photo for this week shows the old Presho Grammar School at some time in the past – what a neat photo!

Local History Photo 3: Market Street Stores

Our third photo for this week shows several stores on Market Street sometime in the late eighteenth century – those fellows in the windows look like they are just hanging out!

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*

Have a good 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:

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…

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!

Local History Photos February 19, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Local History Photo 1 & 2: The Old Corning Incinerator

Two photos of the old trash incinerator at some unknown time in the past.

Local History Photo 3: West Third Street in Corning

Our third photo for this week shows a post card with a view of West Third Street in Corning looking east; the photographer was located near the corner of West Third and Walnut Streets in Corning.

Local History Photo 4:  Centerway Apartments (June 1972)

Our final photo for this week shows some of the Centerway Apartments in Corning, in the aftermath of the Floods of 1972. I’ve lived in Corning since I was a small child, but then I was still a small child in 1972! So, I’ll admit I don’t know where these apartments were located – if you recognize the location please let me know!

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*

Have a good 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:

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…

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!

Local History Photos February 12, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Local History Photo 1: Winter Scene

Our first photo for this week shows a lovely winter scene; two large snowy bushes are seen in the foreground and a church, or possible a school in the back ground. Our records don’t indicate where the photo was taken – if you recognize the spot – let us know!

Local History Photo 2: Flooded Market Street

Our second photo for this week shows a flooded Market Street and one of the old viaducts; judging by the cars this phone might have been taken during the Flood of 1935,

Local History Photo 3: Horse Drawn Lumber Wagon

Our third photo for this week shows a horse drawn lumber wagon transporting logs to a local lumber mill. The lumber business was booming in our area in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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*

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

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…

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!

Local History Photos February 5, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Local History Photo 1: Drake Family Photo (c.1900)

Our first photo for this week was taken by the Drake Family, a prominent family in Corning in the early twentieth century and is one of a number of Drake Family photos donated to the library by “D. Van Campen”. We don’t know who the people in the photos are, specifically, but they are likely to be members of the Drake Family and the horse travel pictured is super cool!

Local History Photo 2: Drake Family Photo (c. 1900)

Our second photo for this week obviously shows a photo also seen in the first photo – but it is the second photo that I’d like to drawn your attention to; it shows the old Drake House and the open landscape in the City of Corning c. late nineteenth to early twentieth century, and wow,  what a cool photo, it certainly does show how Corning has grown over the years.

Local History Photo 3: John & Nora Allen Home in Caton

Our third photo for this week shows the John & Nora Allen home in Caton, New York back in 1885.

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*

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

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…

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!

Local History Photos January 29, 2021

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week; and this week I’m doing something a little different. There is a Facebook page, Old Corning Area Photos, which showcases – you guessed it! Photos of Corning in days gone by! And in the last week there has been quite a discussion about the 1893 Harry Heerman’s map of Corning. The Southeast Steuben County Library has this map in our local history archive and I’ve taken a couple of photos of the map which are best viewed on a reasonable sized monitor.

These photos offer a really cool look at a map detailing what Corning looked like at the turn of the Twentieth Century – enjoy!

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, February 5, 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*

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

References

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…

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!

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

References

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…

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!

Local History Photos January 15, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, January 22, 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: Pine Street in Painted Post

Our first photo shows a view of Pine Street in Painted Post between the cross streets of Charles and Rand Avenue back in 1921!

Local History Photo 2: Train Wreck!

 

Our second photo for this week is of a local train wreck!

The photo was taken at an unknown local location in 1888.

Local History Photo 3: Woeppel’s Flower House

Our third photo for this week shows the old Woeppel Flower House once located on Park Avenue in Corning.

Have a good 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:

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…

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!

Local History Photos January 8, 2021

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

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, January 15, 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: Northside Blodgett

Our first photo for this week shows the old Northside Blodgett school in Corning in the days of old. I’d guess the 1930s by the car and the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a house built yet on the corner where the photographer was standing – and of course, today there are houses on that entire block across from where the school once stood.

 

 

Local History Photo 2: Flooded Road

 

Our second photo for this week shows a flooded road located somewhere between Corning and Painted Post in July of 1935.

 

 

Local History Photo 3: Opera House Postcard

And our final photo for this week is of a postcard showing the old Corning Opera House that was once located on Pine Street somewhere between what was then Erie Avenue and First Street. Erie Avenue eventually underwent a name change and became Denison Parkway.

 

 

Have a good 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:

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…

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!

Local History Photos December 18 & 25, 2020

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

This is a special, multi-photo end of the year edition!

The next local history photo posting will be up on Friday, January 1, 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*

Photo 1: CFA Football Team

The Corning Free Academy Football Team circa 1900.

Photo 2: H.P. Sinclair Factory

The old Sinclair Factory in Corning circa 1906. The factory was located in the lot that today houses Dunkin’ Donuts.

Photo 3: Birds Eye View of Corning

A photo of a postcard showing a birds eye view of Corning from Gibson.

Photo 4: The Gridley Family

A photo of the local Gridley Family taken in Oneida, N.Y. in 1926; from left to right Mable, Myron, Nellie & Herbert Gridley.

Photo 5: Caton Methodist Episcopal Church Members

We don’t know exactly when this photo was taken; however, it is a cool photo showing members of the Caton Methodist Church, and it was probably taken in the early twentieth century.

Photo 6: Firetruck (and fireman too!)

A neat photo of a firetruck, and an unknown fireman, in the early twentieth century.

Photo 7: William Harrison House

Our seventh photo shows the William Harrison House circa 1930. If you know where the house was, or is as the case may be – let us know! The car the people are standing in front of the house are neat too – we have no information on the people in the photo; they may, or may not be the Harrison Family!

Photo 8: Lumber Industry

This photo obviously has a water stain on it. However, I wanted to include it because is shows an old lumber factory in Gang Mills. And we forget today, how big a deal the lumber industry was in our area in the nineteenth century!

Have a good 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:

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…

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!