Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!
(Click on the photos for a larger view)
1. Grove Springs Hotel Landing:
This photo, of a 1904 era postcard, is of the Grove Springs Hotel Landing on Keuka Lake. I don’t know when the hotel closed down but I did find an excellent article on the hotel in a back issue of the Crooked Lake News – here’s a link to the article:
And if you know what happened to the Grove Springs Hotel let us know!
Photo 2. Snowy Scene on New York State Route 225:
This photo appears to have been taken in the 1930s or 1940s somewhere on New York State Route 225. The precise location remains a mystery but if we find it – we can see if the speed limit there is still 15 MPH!
Photo 3: A Flood Era Photo of the Corning Museum of Glass:
Here’s a photo of the Corning Museum of Glass during the Flood of 1972. And even though most of us who live in the Corning area recognize where this photo was taken — it is still neat to take a look at flood era photo to see how far we’ve come in the last 45 years!
Have a great day,
Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
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 Photo Archive!