“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Corning in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed


Sculpture by David Dowler image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
1. Sculpture by David Dowler
Inscription. During the 150th anniversary of Corning Incorporated’s history in the year 2001 our community presents this David Dowler Sculpture commemorating the 1868 unloading of the company’s first machinery at this site. Thus began an alliance with the community that has brought prosperity to all.

City of Corning • Town of Corning • Town of Erwin • Town of Lindley • Town of Caton • Village of Painted Post • Village of Riverside • Village of South Corning • Citizens and Business Community
Location. 42° 8.671′ N, 77° 3.185′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker can be reached from East Tioga Avenue near Cedar Street / Centerway (New York State Route 414). Click for map. It is in Centennial Park on the river wall that runs between the Centerway Pedestrian Bridge and the new bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Corning NY 14830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Galvin and Haines Insurance (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ecker Drug Store (about 500 feet away); Market Street Historic District (about 500 feet away); Concert Hall Block (about 600 feet away); City of Corning
Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
2. Historical Marker
(about 700 feet away); Erie Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Southern Tier Roller Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corning Centennial Sculpture (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corning.
Also see . . .  Explore Corning’s Rich History. “When the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works moved to Corning, N.Y. in 1868, canal boats took the long journey from Brooklyn, hauling furnaces, pots, blowpipes, molds, and more. The boats were towed up the Hudson River to Albany and poled west to the Seneca Canal via the Erie Canal. The boats then headed south toward Geneva and entered Seneca Lake, leading them to Watkins Glen. From Watkins Glen, boats floated into the Chemung Canal southbound to Horseheads. At this point, the boats met with the Fedeer Canal to Gibson. They finished their journey by poling upstream to Corning, and docking at Pine Street.” (Submitted on January 1, 2015.) 
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Sculpture Detail image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
3. Sculpture Detail
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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