Local History Photos November 17, 2017

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

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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:

http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/1_33/16july1989/16treichler.html

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,

Linda, SSCL

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…

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 Photo: Friday, March 10, 2017

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

Photo 1: A Dapper Gentleman 

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Photo 1 shows a dapper gentleman wearing a bowler hat standing somewhere, I believe, on the Southside hill section of Corning. I think he may be standing on Pine Street with the intersection of Pine and Second Street seen behind him. And the horse trotting down the street, seen at the right hand edge of the photo is cool too! If you recognize the dapper gentleman in the photo let us know who he is!

Photo 2: A Local Church?

Photo 2 shows a church, and, I don’t think the church is in the City of Corning as it doesn’t look familiar to me. And I can’t quite read the name of the church which is seen above the entryway to the church. So the obvious question is — does anyone recognize the church? And if so — where is it!

Have a great week!

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.

Local History Photo: Friday, January 27, 2017

Good Friday morning everyone!

Here is our Local History Photo of the Week!

This one is, as usual, an oldie, but a goodie!

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The record for this photo is completely blank.

However, I think we can safely assume the photo is of the Corning  Savings Bank!

When the photo was taken and where the Corning Savings Bank was located in Corning are a mystery! Although I’d venture a guess that the Corning Savings Bank was probably on Market Street…

If you know anything about the old Corning Savings Bank – let us hear from you!

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.

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.

 

Local History Photo: Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Friday and Happy New Year everyone!

Here is our first Local History Photo of 2017.

(Click on the photo for a larger view!)

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The item record for this photo indicates that it is of the Riverside Builders Float that appeared in a Parade held in Corning, NY on July 4, 1929.

What a cool float!

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 our Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album or calendar for 2017!

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.

Local History Photo: Friday, December 16, 2016

This photo, which actually appears to be a photo of a post card, does not feature a mystery at all as it is obviously the old library building located across the street from City Hall.

The only real question for us to ponder, regarding this photo, is what year the photo was taken – my guess is before the 1926 fire that severely damaged the building and before it was repaired and reopened as the local public library in 1930.

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The best in-depth history book on Corning & Painted Post is the one written by Thomas Dimitroff & Lois Janes titled

History of the CORNING Painted Post Area: 200 Years in Painted Post Country

and the book features some cool information on the World War Memorial Library – as follows:

“The City Club bought the Rogers lot at the corner of Pine and First Streets in 1894. Its new clubhouse opened there March 30, 1898;” and “Although attempts had been made to establish some type of World War I memorial, none of them had appealed to the various interested groups, and ten years after the war the city did not have a World War monument. During the same period, the library which the city had taken over in 1921, was finding it more difficult to provide service from crowded quarters on the upper floor of city hall. On Memorial Day, 1930, the two problems were solved with the dedication of the Memorial Library building.”

(Dimitroff and Janes 111, 236-237)

The authors go on to note that the Memorial Library building housed the library until its move to its current location in the Nasser Civic Center Plaza in 1975 where it was housed from 1975 until it closed in 1999.

And the “new” library, The Southeast Steuben County Library, opened in the same Nasser Civic Center location in 2000, where it remains today as a vibrant part of the local community.

Have a great weekend!
Linda

Works Cited

Dimitroff, Thomas P., and Lois Janes. History of the CORNING Painted Post Area: 200 Years in Painted Post Country. Bookmarks. Corning. 1991.

Local History Photo: Friday, December 9, 2016

Good morning everyone, here is our local history photo of the week!

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This one is super cool! The record for the photo states “Early Glenn Curtis plane – America.”

I have no idea when the photo was taken or who the men are seen in the photo but early Glenn Curtis planes are cool!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Linda, SSCL

P.S. if you recognize the men in the photo or know more about the plane — let us know!