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, November 25, 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: Third Street in Corning, looking East from Walnut Street
Our first photo for this week shows Third Street in Corning, looking easterly from the intersection of Walnut and Third Streets.
Our record for this photo notes that the Arthur Houghton home can be seen at right; and the Sinclair home just past it, on the
corner of Pine and East Third Street. It is also cool to note, this photo was taken before Third Street was paved and before the
current Corning Free Academy building was built on the south/left side of the street.
Local History Photo 2: The Old, Old Corning Hospital
Our second photo for this week shows the old Corning Hospital, a precursor to the Corning Hospital on Denison Parkway, built on
the block between Chemung and Pearl Streets, and which was torn down a few years ago with a modern apartment building
complex built in its place.
Local History Photo 3: Corning Free Academy Class of 1956
Our third photo for this week shows the senior class at C.F.A. in June of 1956. Our record card notes that this graduating class was
the first to wear caps and gowns.
Old Newspaper Article(s) of the Week
I found two fun articles this week, on the same page of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat, Corning, N.Y.
- Page Five, November 18, 1905. – and I couldn’t pick between them; so here they both are: Academy News and North Side
offering a look at local news of November 1905!
From The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat, Page 5 | November 18, 1905
Also from Page Five of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat | November 18, 1905
For a glimpse of local and regional news, here is the entire page the article of the week appeared upon:
Page Five of The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat | November 18, 1905
And for a look at national and international news of the day, The Front Page of the paper for that same day, November 18, 1905
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!