Local History Photo: Friday, May 13, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Park Church 

Our first photo is of The Park Church in Elmira, N.Y. The date the photo was taken is unknown.

Photo 2: Corning City Hall or Fire Department?

Our second photo for this week is of the building that now houses The Rockwell Museum. Previously, the building, located on the corner of Denison Parkway East and Cedar Streets in Corning, housed the city fire department and at one time, the city hall. The date this photo was taken remains a mystery. However, you can see railroad tracks in the foreground so I’m guessing the photo was taken when Denison Parkway was still Erie Avenue and a city train route.

Photo 3: Flood of 72′ on Route 328

I vaguely remember The Flood of ’72; but as I was six years old at the time I don’t remember the local pre-flood landscape well. I do not recognize where this photo was taken. A little online research tells me that New York State Route 328 runs south from Southport, near Elmira, NY., towards Pennsylvania but as far as where the Shaworma and the Super Duper in the photo were located I haven’t a clue! If you recognize where this photo was taken let us know!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget 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 or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that 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…

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 Local History Photo Archive.

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Mystery Local History Photos 9 25 15

Hi everyone, here are some more mystery local history photos!

And as always click on the photos to see a larger view of each photo.

Photo 1: Here we see a group of firefighters in front of the old fire station and city hall — which is now the building that houses the Rockwell Museum.

So my mystery questions are: A. Does anyone recognize any of the men in the photo and B. when do you think the photo was taken?

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Photo 2: Here we see a smaller group of firefighters standing in front of the Northside Fire Station.

And our mystery questions are again: A. Does anyone recognize any of the men in the photo and B. What year was the photo taken?

I believe this building is still standing on the Northside too — so a bonus question is:

What street is this building located on?

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Photo 3: According to the brief description on the back of the Photo Archive index card this photo is of “Monkey Run” Pritchard; and so there are no people in this photo my mystery question is a simple one — where was this photo taken? I know where Pritchard Avenue is on the Northside but I’ve never seen a section of Monkey Run right near the street…

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Photo 4: This photo appears to be of a building on Market Street and my mystery questions about this photo are: A. What is the address, or section of Market Street, where this building is located? and B. When was the Allen Store open for business in Corning?

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And those are our local history mystery photos for the week!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

And as a post script…If you come across any old photos of the area, for example, black and while photos of people or places in the region taken prior to 1960 — and you don’t know what to do with them — you can donate them to the library! And you just might see those photos in the future included in a future local history mystery posting!