Newtown Creek (bridge is at East Church Street). Painted by George W. Waters.
Holsum Bread Company, Elmira, New York. Courtesy Barnes Library.
Nectar Beer took over the Mander's Brewery at the foot of East Church Street.
An antique view of Elmira from Harpers New York & Erie Railroad Guide, 1851.
Sullivan's Monument, a tribute to General John Sullivan,
who eradicated native peoples from our area.
Elmira Reformatory Shops, circa 1920.
Breesport Baptist Church. Building still stands.
Eugene Zimmerman was an artist whose famous cartoon depicts the horses from Horseheads. Many residents find this charming image offensive and the town has stopped using it for promotional purposes.
Elmira College, first called the Elmira Female College, was the first college in the US to offer degrees to women that were equal to men's.
Elmira, New York is My Kind of Town
All images courtesy of the Barnes Library
The Rathbun Hotel, formerly the Brainerd House on the corner of East Water and Baldwin Streets circa 1910. Now the location of today's Chemung Canal Bank.
Parley Coburn school, now an elementary school on Mount Zoar Street.
Howard Johnson's Motel at Westinghouse Circle in Horseheads in the 1950s.
Building still exists as something else.
Erie Depot on Railroad Avenue. Building still exists but is not used.
Elks Club building on East Market Street burned down in the late 1980s.
The Casino in Eldridge Park, circa 1880.
Mount Zoar looking east toward Elmira.
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