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Corning in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Southern Tier Roller Mills

Erected in 1879 — Restored 1974

 

— Memorial House —

 
Erected in 1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 22, 2013
1. Erected in 1879 Marker
Inscription.  The Southern Tier Roller Mills maintained operations here until 1918. Eight years later the building was purchased by the Corning Glass Works and in 1930 became the club house for employee recreational facilities. After these activities were transferred to the Glass Center in 1951 it was used as an office building. Immediately following the Agnes flood of 1972 this building served as Corning Glass Works corporate headquarters and for a brief period of time a radio transmitter on the top floor was the sole link with the outside world.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 8.631′ N, 77° 3.399′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Market Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Market Street. It is in the historic Gaffer District. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corning NY 14830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Little Joe” Thermometer Draw Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Street Historic District
The Southern Tier Roller Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 24, 2014
2. The Southern Tier Roller Mills Marker
This brass tablet is on the left, facing Market Street. To the left of the entrance, facing Walnut Street, is an older tablet that reads, “Memorial House.” This is Gaffer District walking tour stop No. 17 (round plaque between the two tablets).
(about 600 feet away); Concert Hall Block (about 600 feet away); Courthouse Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centerway Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galvin and Haines Insurance (approx. 0.2 miles away); At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corning.
 
Memorial House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 22, 2013
3. Memorial House
Building entrance on Walnut Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 22, 2013
4. Building entrance on Walnut Street
Corning, New York was devastated by flood waters caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 24, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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