Local History Photos of the Week August 24, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

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 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