Chemung County Photos,
Postcards and Ephemera


Chemung County Photos,
Postcards and Ephemera

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hometown Elmira - Elmira, New York

Elmira Heights, history
Corner of 14th and Oakwood, Elmira Heights.
Fixing the power lines.
American LaFrance Elmira New York
American LaFrance Fire Engine Company, Erie Street, Elmira.

Elmira Art Club, Elmira Regional Art Society
Watercolor of an art show in Wisner Park by Talitha Botsford.

Elmira Brand Park Southside
Brand Park on the Southside.

Chemung County Courthouse Elmira
Hoisting the safe in the Chemung County Courthouse.

Elmira fire station
Market Street fire station.

Elmira Langwell Hotel
Langwell Hotel, State Street (today's Clemens' Center Parkway)

erie lackawanna railroad elmira
The Erie tracks after the 1889 flood.

1902 flood Elmira Chemung
Looking east down Market Street morning after the 1902 flood.

Route 352 Elmira
Route 352 and Chemung River

fun boys elmira
Having fun in Elmira, New York!

Breesport Baptist Church

first united church of christ elmira
First United Church of Christ (the old German church)

arnot ogden hospital elmira
Arnot Ogden Hospital

arnot mill elmira
Arnot Mill on Newtown Creek, foot of Jerusalem Hill and
East Water Street

american sales book elmira hilliard
American Sales Book Company on Magee Street.
Now the Hilliard Corporation.

baldwin street elmira
Looking south on Baldwin Street.

constantine bantley elmira wireworks
Constantine Bantley's Wireworks Company employees.
Corner of East Fifth Street and Madison Avenue.

First Baptist Church elmira
First Baptist Church and Wisner Park.

t. briggs brewery elmira chemung canal
T. Briggs' brewery and bridge over the Chemung Canal.

peanuts elmira chemung
How about some peanuts?

flood elmira
1902(?) Flood in Elmira. Looking east down East Water Street.

1889 Flood in Elmira. Looking east down West Water Street.

soda elmira
Gardner's Sodas on Carroll Street.

eldridge park casino elmira
Eldridge Park Casino.

eldridge park casino elmira
Eldridge Park Casino.

centenary church elmira centennary
Centenary Church on Pennsylvania Avenue.

east church street elmira
Looking east down East Church Street.

East church street elmira
Today this is the northeast corner of East Church Street
and Clemens Center Parkway.

elmira city club
Elmira City Club
elmira dam chemung  river
Record Dam in the Chemung River at Elmira.
old print elmira arnot mill
Old print of Elmira. Arnot Mill on left.

dixie bowling alley bulkhead elmira
Dixie Bowling Alley at Bulkhead.

delaware lackawanna western railroad elmira
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western depot on Benjamin Street.

lake water street hulett building elmira
Corner of Lake and East Water Streets. Note the Hulett
building on the left.
efa elmira free academy ernie davis
Elmira Free Academy on Lake Street, now Ernie Davis MS

elks club elmira
The old Elks' Club on Market Street before the fire.

elmira college cowles hall
Elmira College's Cowles Hall just got a facelift!
east hill elmira
View of Elmira from East Hill looking west.

erie depot station erie lackawanna railroad
Erie depot, later Erie Lackawanna depot

glen route trolley elmira watkins glen
Glen Route trolley from Elmira to Watkins Glen.

route 352 elmira
View of Golden Glow from today's Route 352


hanover square horseheads
Hanover Square in Horseheads.

home for the aged elmira
Home for the Aged in Elmira


f.m. howell elmira
F. M. Howell box factory on Pennsylvania Avenue.


lackawanna depot elmira station
Lackawanna Railroad on Benjamin Street.


lovell's ice cream elmira
Lovell's ice cream. Gone but not forgotten.

Lehigh Valley Railroad station on East Fifth Street.


arnot mall, the mall elmira
The Mall (now Arnot Mall) in Big Flats

mark twain elmira
Elmira's summer resident - Mark Twain

mural mark twain hotel elmira
Mural at the Mark Twain Hotel in Elmira.

nectar beer elmira
Nectar Beer, Elmira


Elmira Masonic Temple, now the Hazlett building

parley coburn school elmira
Parley Coburn school on the Southside.

elmira commerce center, elmira post office
Elmira Post Office to become the Elmira Commerce Center soon.

rathbun hotel elmira
Rathbun Hotel, corner of East Water and Baldwin Street.

red jacket motel route 17
Red Jacket Motel on Route 17.

rorick's glen elmira
Rorick's Glen, on the Southside.


Steele Memorial Library elmira
Today's Chamber of Commerce building, formerly
the Steele Memorial Library

st. joseph's hospital st. joe's
St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.

viaduct elmira
Train on the temporary tracks through Elmira,
during the building of the Viaduct, 1932. 


viaduct elmira railroad 1933
First train over the Viaduct through Elmira, 1933.

wellsburg new york fire
Morning after downtown Wellsburg fire

horseheads new york
Hello from Horseheads!
wisner park elmira
Wisner Park in Elmira

4 comments:

Kathleen L. Maher said...

What a terrific collection! Thank you for compiling this. I was just describing the old Mall to my daughter, and there you had a picture of it. Wonderful memories.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful collection. Thank you for putting this all together for future generations.

Anonymous said...

rhsaas-org.net is linking to your wonderful site. The link will be on Elmira Free Academy and Elmira Southside HS webpages.

Very nice collection of Elmira pictures of time past.

Nancy LaB Schwartz said...

Such a beautiful city,restful parks downtown, beautiful churches, so many lovely memories growing up there. I have been gone since the early '60's so it is all still a wonderful memory. We were very lucky to have grown up in Elmira. I wish you could see the pictures in my mind, Izards, the Gorton Coy, Vic's Diner,all the movie theatres, Brand Park swimming pool and Eldridge Park in the Summer, my father used to take me there after work at the Kennedy Valve, iced cold root beer and french fries so hot to burn your tongue. Walking to EFA by the bread company in the morning smelling the delicious bread. Good, good times. Thanks for the memories.