Local History Photos of The Week December 21, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Pine Street Looking North:

Our first photo features a terrific view of an un-paved Pine Street.

When I was an elementary school student I lived in the house seen on the right hand side of the photo – the one with the small front porch located just above the alley.  So I recognize the exact location the photo was taken – as I’m sure do many of you! The photographer was standing in the middle of Pine Stree at the intersection of Pine and Second Streets looking down the hill and towards Centerway Square.

From the look of the cars in the distance, I would speculate that the photo was taken in the 1930s.

And you can clearly see the courthouse building on the left side of the photo.

What a neat photo!

Photo 2: The “New” Corning Free Academy:

Our second photo for this week is of the “New” Corning Free Academy building.

Although what year the photo was taken remains a mystery – this one too is a cool photo!

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!

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Local History Photos of the Week August 17, 2018

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

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Postcard Pine Street Looking North

Our first photo for this week shows an old postcard of Pine Street. The view is looking northward as if the photographer was standing in the middle of the intersection of First and Pine Streets looking towards what today would be  Centerway Square. What a cool photo! You can even see the old Corning Opera House on the left.

Photo 2: Notre Dame Baseball Player

Our second photo of this week shows a Notre Dame baseball player, evidently named McKee. Who McKee was remains a mystery but he is a dapper looking player in his old school baseball uniform!

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 Mystery Photos November 7, 2015

Here’s another batch of local history mystery photos!

If you click on any of the photos you’ll get a larger view.

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Photo 1 is titled “Corning Home” and that title is literally the only description we have on record for this archival photo! So the question is the obvious one where is, or was as the case may be, this house located in Corning?

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Photo 2 is titled “Pine Street Bridge” and is more commonly known today as the Centerway Bridge or the Walking Bridge as one cannot drive a car over the bridge any loner.

Our local history mystery question for this photo is: When was it taken?

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Photo 3: is title “High Street” and features a view of  High Street, in Painted Post, looking eastward. The record for this photo indicates it was taken in 1921.

And our mystery question for this photo is: When was High Street paved?

Also feel free to share any stories you might have about living on High Street!

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Photo 4 is titled “Graduation Picture – CFA;” and shows the graduating class at Corning Free Academy in 1895!

Our obvious mystery question about this photo is: Does anyone know who any of the people in the photo are?

And just an curious aside, I wonder why only three young men graduated from C.F.A. in 1895? Perhaps the other boys were all helping out on family farms?

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And Photo 5 is titled “Grade 3 – School 3;” this photo was taken in 1916.

And our mystery questions for this photo are:

Where was this photo taken?

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Does anyone recognize any of the kids in the photo?

And if  you know how many numbered schools there were in the City of Corning let the rest of  us know! I know only of schools, 1, 2 & 3; and I believe the Alternative School for Math and Science is housed, in part, is, I believe, old School ! and School 3, the one I believe we see a part of in the photo is on Chemung Street — but where was School 2?

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

And drop in and checkout the library’s Makerspace and Local History resources!

Mystery Local History Photos 9 18 15

And here are three local history mystery photos from our archives!

With all three photos you can click on the photo to get a larger view!

Photo 1: The Band! Photo 1 is really the only one that is a mystery this week!

It appears to be of a local marching band, at some undetermined time in the past!

The drum head states that the band is “Pier’s Corning Band” and if you look closely at the bottom of the photo it looks like it also says that the band if from “Corning N.Y.;” however, the photo is a mystery because that is all the information listed in the archive! So if you know anything about the people in the photo, the band itself and/or when they might have been playing their marching band music — let us know!

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Photo 2: Pine Street looking northward towards Centerway Square: Okay, so this photo really isn’t a mystery, or not much of one anyway! It is a photo of Pine Street, before it was paved, looking northward towards Centerway Square and if you look closely you can see the clock tower in the background.

The only mystery with this photo — really — is what year was it taken? I’d guess sometime in the 1930s by looking at the cars.

And it does beg a second related question…when were the streets paved in the City of Corning?

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Photo 3: Jimerson-Ford Drug Store: 

Photo 3 is of the Jimerson-Ford Drug Store that, according to the information in the Photo Archive was housed in the Baron Steuben building at some time in the past.

Does anyone know when the drug store was in business?

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And those are our local history mystery photos for the week!

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL