Local History Photo of the Week June 22, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Northside Blodgett Circa 1930s

Our first photo for this week shows the recently demolished Northside Blodgett building circa the 1930s. And I’m guessing on the date based upon the car seen parked near the school.

It is also interesting to note that the area where the photographer was standing seems to have been a field at the time. And sometime in the year since houses have been built on that side of the street.

Photo 2: Mystery Football Team

And our second photo this week is something of a mystery as it obviously shows a football team; but which football team and what year the photo was taken remain a mystery.

If you know anything about the football team seen in the photo or the players on the team – 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

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Local History Photo of the Week June 15, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Methodist Church, Painted Post 

Our first photo of the week showed the old Methodist Church in Painted Post.

When the photo was taken or where are a mystery – perhaps it was located on Steuben Street or Charles Street? If you know, let us know!

 

Photo 2: Sledding Down The Hill In Formal Attire

This photo was obviously taken on January 4 of some year in the past. And it appears that the gentleman sledding down the hill — is sledding down a street on the south side hill in Corning. You can see what might be Corning Glass Works smoke stacks in the distance.

And what a hoot to see an adult on a sled wearing a fancy hat! I’m showing my vintage I know, however, I only remember men in my grandfather’s generation wearing old school hats and coats like the ones the sledder has on. And to see him sledding down the hill in his fancy hat is just plain fun!

If you recognize where this photo was taken, let us know!

Bonus Photos: Civic Center Rink Construction 

The City of Corning is upgrading the Civic Center Plaza Ice Rink. And, obviously, they have to tear it apart to upgrade it! Here are several photos I took yesterday showing they work in progress.

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 June 8, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Bluff Point, Kueka Lake 

Just in time for the advent of summer our first photos shows an old postcard of Bluff Point, Kueka Lake.

Photo 2: Erie Train Depot, Corning, NY 

And our second photo of the week shows the old Erie Train Depot once located in Corning and now long gone. But wow! Those women in their long skirts and the horse drawn carriages – they conjure up a great feeling of the romance of days gone by!

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 June 1, 2018

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

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This weeks’ group of photos seem to have been taken of World War I posters and show local residents in uniform and as groups banded together to support the war effort.

At sometime in the past someone took a great many of these photos of photos on vintage World War I posters; however, the original posters are not in our collection – so if you have one of these vintage posters and wouldn’t mind sharing a photo of it, please let us know.

Photo 1: A World War I Officer

 

Photo 2: A World War I Solider

Photo 3: Corning Chamber of Commerce Booster Club Trip

Photo 4: World War I Era Parade

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 Of The Week May 25, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Train Wreck!

Photo 1 shows a train wreck that occurred in the Corning area in the days of old. When and where the wreck occurred is a mystery – but it is a neat photo!

Photo 2: Centerway Bridge circa 1930s

Our second photo for this week is of the Centerway Bridge years before it became a walking bridge and years before the Brisco Bridge was built to replace it as a regular bridge.

The photographer was standing on the south side of the Chemung River looking toward the north side, or what we locals today refer to as the Northside.

What a cool photo!

Bonus Photos: The Old Corning Hospital Lot – May 25, 2018:

And as a bonus, mostly for those of you who haven’t been in Corning recently, show, in the photos below is the old Corning Hospital site located on Denison Parkway right across from the city hall in Corning.

They’re working on it!

The first two photos were taken from the north side of Denison Parkway.

And that last four photos were taken from the Pearl Street entrance to the lot.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

References:

Centerway Walking Bridge Earns National Recognition by Sean Lukasik. Urban Corning Site. October 7, 2014. Accessed May 25, 2018.
http://www.urbancorning.com/2014/10/centerway-walking-bridge-earns-national-recognition/

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!

Local History Photos of the Week May 18, 2018

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

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Photo Group 1: Kids At Play

Photo A shows a group of school age children with pinwheels or bows on sticks – I can’t see which. Their clothing looks like it dates the photo to sometime in the first three decades of the twentieth century. What the occasion was remains a mystery – perhaps they were just having fun playing with pinwheels or bows on sticks!

Photo B shows another group of school children during, approximately, the same era. The children in this photo look like they might be at recess but is that a tuba in the right hand corner of the photo?

If you recognize where the photo was taken or when, not to mention if you recognize someone in the photo, please let us know!

Photo Group 2: Looking Down West Pulteney Street During The Flood of ’72

Photo A in this group features a shot taken during the Flood of 1972, looking eastward from the area where West Pulteney Street in Corning turns into High Street in Painted Post. You can see the old McDonalds at the top right hand corner of the photo.

Photo B in this group features a shot of that same, old, McDonalds from a different vantage point during the flood. If memory serves, that old McDonalds was demolished when they put a new section of highway through that area, and the new, and current McDonalds on that side of the Chemung River, which is located up High Street in Painted Post, was built. But when that happened is a question! If you can answer that question – 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!

Local History Photos of the Week May 11, 2018

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

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Photo 1: Nanny Pushing Child In Carriage 

Photo 1 for this week features a nanny, or perhaps a mother or other relative, pushing a child in an old fashioned baby carriage. The street behind them features a hitching post and doesn’t appear to be paved.

What I find neat about this photo doesn’t actually have anything to do with the people in the photo! Instead, I like looking at the unpaved street, the side walk made of boards and pondering just where in the area that house in the background is – if it is still there today.

Photo 2: Postcard of Market Street in Corning

Photo 2 is of another postcard, this one showing Market Street in Corning as it appeared, I would guess, early in the 20th Century. I’m guessing as to the date based upon the fact that the street isn’t paved and there are horse drawn carriages going down the street but there is not a car in sight.

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!