Local History Photos of the Week April 20, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Damaged Building After Floods of 1972:

I was six in 1972. So although I vaguely recall being woken by my on mother on an early morning in June of 72, to go out in front of the house our house on Pine Street, and look at the flood waters flowing down Market Street towards Denison Parkway, I don’t recall what many of the local buildings looked like before the Flood of ’72.

So the building seen in photo 1 looks vaguely familiar to me; however, I can’t recall where I saw it!

If you recognize the building in the foreground, or background, of this photo – let us know!

Photo 2:  Flood Damaged House with Bus In Background:

And here is another photo that I believe was taken during the Flood of”72.

Despite the damage and the danger, at the time to local residents, it is a neat photo with the flood damaged house in the foreground and the bus seen tipped on its side in the background.

Bonus Photo: Bridge Street Service Station After Flood of 1972:

Our bonus photo for this week is of the old Bridge Street Service Station in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972.

What are your memories of the Flood of 1972 and its aftermath?

If you’d like to share them with us, and all the readers of this blog, please do!

You can even come to the library and we’ll video tape your flood stories, share them on this blog and give you a copy to share with all your friends and relatives!

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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

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Local History Photos February 2, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Bridge Street Service Station – Post Flood of ’72

Our first photo for this week is of the Bridge Street Service Station in the aftermath of the Flood of 1972. And as I was 6 years old in 1972, I can’t quite recall if the service station was located where J & T’s Auto Cafe is now, first building on the left if you go over Bridge Street past Wegmans, or if the station was further down the street.

If you recall where the Bridge Street Service Station was and/or have any stories about it, or things that went on during or just after the Floods of ’72 let us know!

Photo 2: Large Gothic Mystery Building

Our second photo for this week is another photo taken of  a photo – we have a number of those in our local history archive. And just who took the photos of the photos remains a mystery!

The photo shows a large Gothic looking building that seems vaguely familiar to me but I can’t quite place it.

If you recognize where the building was/is located –  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 of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

Local History Mystery Photos December 17, 2015

Hi everyone, here is a new batch of Local History Mystery Photos!

As usual if you click on the individual photos you get a larger view.

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Local History Mystery Photo 1:

Well this one really isn’t a mystery! Unless of course, someone wants to take a stab at identifying the man in the photo… This is a photo of the McDonalds that use to be in Riverside somewhere near the old Tasty Freeze. I’m thinking it was located somewhere near where the entrance ramp to the highway is across from Auto Zone but as I was 6 in 1972 I might be off a bit! The picture was taken just after the famous Flood of 1972.

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Local History Mystery Photo 2:

This photo was taken during the Food of 1972 and the mystery might be how was it taken? It appears the photographer was in a boat floating by the Glass Works buildings. And this photo also appears to be a photo taken of another photo — so the second mystery question might be who has the original photo?

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Local History Mystery Photo 3: 

This photo appears to be of the Chemung River looking eastward from the region that is past Wegmans and parallel  to Sunset Drive — towards what I believe is the Bridge Street Bridge in the background with parts of the old railway bridge in the foreground.

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Local History Mystery Photo 4: 

This is another photo in the library archive that appears to be a photo of another photo so it is a bit crooked because that is the way the photo in the archive looks; however, this is a neat photo of the Corning of the past! The photo is of one of those old postcards and is labeled with the description “Junction of Pulteney and Bridge Streets, Corning, N.Y.

And I know where Bridge and Pulteney Streets are of course! However, that large building in the foreground — not a clue!

So our mystery questions regarding this photo are 1: Does anyone know anything about the large building in the foreground – perhaps what business were housed in it? And 2. Does anyone have any idea of what year the photo was taken?

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Local History Mystery Photo 5: 

And this one is another photo in the archive that is actually a photo of a photo; however, I think it is cool so I’m going to include it! This one is of the St. Mary’s Church what I assume if formally called the Rectory located on Corning’s Southside. And our mystery question is what year was this photo taken? The car, which you can just see located in the bottom right hand corner of the pictures looks like an early 20th Century car — so if someone knows their cars — they might venture a solid guess!

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Local History Mystery Photo 6:

This photo is of old School 3, located on Chemung Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Corning and which has since been transformed from a school into apartments. And our local history mystery question is what year do you think the photo was taken?

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Local History Mystery Photo 7:

And our final Local History Mystery Photo for this month is of another parade. The paraders look like a formal group don’t they? So our local history mystery questions for this photo are 1. When was this photo taken and 2. Where was this photo taken? The description in the archive only says “Parade, Corning.”

Have a great holiday season!

Linda, SSCL