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!

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Local History Photos of the Week August 24, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Corning Glass Works Street Sign Near Jones Pontiac: 

Our first photo for this week shows an old Corning Glass Center Street sign in the aftermath of the Flood of ’72. Jones Pontiac can be seen in the background.

Photo 2: Corning Free Academy Basketball Team Circa Early Twentieth Century:

Our second photo is of a Corning Free Academy basketball team. The photo appears to have been taken in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Bonus Photo 1: C.F.A. 1909-1910 Basketball Team:

And as a bonus, while we’re on the subject of old C.F.A. basketball teams – here is another – this one from the 1909-1910 basketball season.

Current Photo: City Hall Seen Across Old Corning Hospital Site:

Our last photo for this week is of the old Corning Hospital lot as it looks today, August 24, 2018. The construction crews seem to have the lot pretty much leveled out and you can clearly see Corning City Hall across the lot, and across Denison Parkway.

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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photo of the Week July 20, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Old Time Baseball Team

Our first photo for this week shows a baseball team in what appears to be the early twentieth century.

I think the team might be sitting on the steps of Corning Free Academy – so they might be a C.F.A. baseball team from ages past.

If you recognize anyone in the photo let us know!

Photo 2: Residents At Stop Sign & One Way Street Photo During The Flood (1972)

This photo is, apparently, one that was taken of a trio of people standing near a parking meter and a combo ONE WAY and STOP street sign during the Flood of ’72.

And I say “apparently” , because there is another photo of the same group of people that appeared on the cover of the Star Gazette Souvenir Booklet titled “The Great Flood of ’72 In The Twin Tiers”, which was published on August 1, 1972.  We have a copy of the booklet in our collection and it is worth checking out if you’re interested in the history of the Flood of ’72.

As you can see, the photo in the library’s archive shows three people standing in flood waters near a parking meter and a combo STOP/ONE WAY street sign.

The cover of the Star Gazette Souvenir Booklet seems to have been cropped as it shows only the two people standing closest to the parking meter and street sign – but it is obvious that photo too was taken on the same day and near the same time as the one in our archive.

If you have any flood stories to share, or if you know who any of the people in this vintage flood photo or, or who Jerry Hendy is, 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!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection! If you have questions about donating local history items to the library send me an email: reimerl@stls.org

Local History Photos March 9, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Steuben Street in 1921

Our first photo, features a cool view of an unpaved Steuben Street in 1921.

And this photo is another photo taken of a photo so it really is the original that is crooked!

Photo 2: C.F.A. Baseball Team

Our second photo for this week is of a serious looking C.F.A. baseball team – year unknown!

If you can tell us anything more about life on Steuben Street in Corning or the history of baseball in the Crystal City please do!

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 Photos February 9, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Horse Ride

Our first photo for this week features a small child, I think a little girl, ready to take a horse ride – once her companions finish whatever they are doing.

And the house in the background is clear enough to recognize if it is still there today.

If you know anything about the people or location where the photo was taken please let us know!

Photo 2: First Corning Free Academy Building 

Our second photo for this week is of an old postcard of the first Corning Free Academy building. The first CFA was destroyed by fire at some time in the past. I believe the Dimitroff-Janes book* offers more info on the first CFA building.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

*History of The Corning-Painted Post Area: 200 Years In Painted Post Country by Thomas P. Dimitroff and Lois S. Janes. 1991 Revised Edition. Published by Bookmarks.

The Dimitroff-Janes book is a great read for anyone interested in the history of the Corning Painted Post region. You can find several copies at the library under the call number: 973.783 DIM – check it out!

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 Photos January 26, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Early Twentieth Century CFA Sports Team

Our first photo for this week is of a Corning Free Academy sports team. The photo seems to have been taken in the early twentieth century.

And not being a sports fan, I’m not sure if the team consists of basketball players, runners or wrestlers?

I have no idea!

But I bet there are sports fans out there in Internet Land that know!

So if you know the sport and/or anything about the players in the photo, let us know!

Photo 2: CFA Basketball Team 1909-1910 Season:

And our second photo for this week is of the Corning Free Academy 1909-1910 basketball team. And boy don’t they look like serious sportsmen!

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 Photos December 23, 2017

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

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Photo 1: Old Corning Department of Public Works Truck & Building:

In our first photo for this week we see an old truck that clearly belonged to the City of Corning, Department of Public Works. And I’m assuming the building was an old DPW building located inside the city limits. However, the building must be long gone as I don’t recall ever having seen it in the forty odd years I’ve been living in Corning.

If you know where the building was let us know! We’re curious!

Photo 2: Postcard Third Street Looking East:

Our second photo of the week is of a post card showing Third Street from the vantage point of someone standing near the corner of Walnut and East Third Street on the same side of the street as what was then Corning Free Academy and is now Academy Place.

Having attended C.F.A. when it was a middle school I recognize the College Center of the Finger Lakes house, which I believe at one time was owned by one of the Houghtons, and in the background, the old and very large Sinclair House. I do wonder when the built the wall that currently borders the front of the CCFL building…

Have a good holiday weekend everyone!

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!