Local History Photo of the Week June 15, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

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 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