Local History Photos of the Week December 28, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Local Church After Fire

Our first photo for this week shows a local church in the aftermath of a fire. By looking at the cars I would guess the photo might have been taken in the late fifties or early sixties.

And I think perhaps the church might be St. Mary’s…

If you recognize when the photo was taken or have any info regarding the fire, please let us know.

Photo 2: Early Aircraft Flight

Our second photo for this week is of an early aircraft flying somewhere in our area — who is flying the plane and when and where the photo was taken remain a mystery!

If you know any stories about the history of flight in our area, please feel free to share them!

And if you know anything about the photo, please freel free to share that info too!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!

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Local History Photos of The Week December 21, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Pine Street Looking North:

Our first photo features a terrific view of an un-paved Pine Street.

When I was an elementary school student I lived in the house seen on the right hand side of the photo – the one with the small front porch located just above the alley.  So I recognize the exact location the photo was taken – as I’m sure do many of you! The photographer was standing in the middle of Pine Stree at the intersection of Pine and Second Streets looking down the hill and towards Centerway Square.

From the look of the cars in the distance, I would speculate that the photo was taken in the 1930s.

And you can clearly see the courthouse building on the left side of the photo.

What a neat photo!

Photo 2: The “New” Corning Free Academy:

Our second photo for this week is of the “New” Corning Free Academy building.

Although what year the photo was taken remains a mystery – this one too is a cool photo!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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 of The Week December 14, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Baron Steuben Hotel 1928

Our first photo is of the Baron Steuben Hotel. The photo was taken in 1928, and it seems the hotel was undergoing some type of maintenance since the photo shows scaffolding on the side of the building.

And aren’t those cars cool! Vintage cars are always worth a look!

If you have any stories about the Baron Steuben Hotel, please feel free to share them with us!

Photo 2:  

Our second photo for this week is of a building always close to my heart!

It is photo of the old World War Memorial Library building on the corner First and Pine Streets in Corning.

The building was re-purposed and turned into a library after the fire of 1926. Prior to 1926 the building housed the Corning City Club House.

And a cool little side note is that you can see the long gone Corning Opera House, located on the same side of the street as the Club House/Library in the background.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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 of The Week December 7, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Presbyterian Church Fire Or Bell Tower Construction:

Our first photo for this week is of the Presbyterian Church in Corning, either after a fire in the bell tower, or, while the bell tower was being constructed.

And I must admit I can’t tell from the photo which situation has unfolded! If you can tell by looking at the photo, or if you know if there was a fire at the Presbyterian Church at some time in the past – please let us know.

Photo 2:  Pier’s Corning Marching Band:

Our second photo for this week is a cool one of Pier’s Corning Marching Band at some time in the past.

If you know anything about Pier’s Marching Band – let us know.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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 of The Week November 30, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Old Corning Viaduct 

Our first photo for this week shows part of a city block bordered by an old Corning viaduct.

Looking at the cars we can guess the photo was taken in the 1930s. And if you look closely at the photo you can see a sign for a telephone as well as larger signs for Louie’s and a Cleaning Company.

Where the viaduct was located is a mystery. But I bet someone out there remembers this viaduct! So if you know where the viaduct shown in the photo was and when it was torn down let us know!

Photo 2:  Cash Food Store

Our second photo for this week is a neat one of a local store that sold food for cash.

Where the store was located remains a mystery – but what a cool shot! You can see the variety of food in baskets in front of the store and two of the three people shown are actually smiling for the camera.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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 of The Week November 23, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Local Grammar School

Our first photo for this week shows a local grammar school at some time in the past. If you recognize the building and where it was located – let us know!

Photo 2: Addison Postcard

Our second photo for this week is yet another photo in our archive that was taken of a photo, or in this case of a postcard.

And although the name of the street is cut off – I believe this shows the main street in Addison perhaps in the 1920s.

If you recognize which street is show on the postcard- please let us know!

Bonus Photo: Page From Corning Opera House Program

I know the old Corning Opera House was located on Pine Street somewhere near where the old Woolworth’s building was, across the street from the Githler Tanner Building.

However, I don’t know what year the opera house was torn down.

And I don’t know much about the history of the opera house.

But I do know there is a photo in our local history archive of a page from the program for the annual closing concert of the Corning Opera House which was held on Friday, June 14, 1912!

If you know any stories about the old Corning Opera House, please let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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!