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

Concert Hall Block

— Corning’s Gaffer District —

Concert Hall Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
1. Concert Hall Block Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1851, this building, one of the oldest on Market Street, has been substantially altered from its original three storied Greek Revival style. It is constructed of brick and is one of the few buildings surviving the disastrous fires of the summer of 1856 which destroyed most of Market Street.

The third floor boasted a 75' by 70' hall in constant use for public meetings, concerts, and balls and was the center of Masonic activities from the 1870’s until 1920. The first floor has housed a variety of mercantile establishments.

In 1918, the Wellington Bank moved from the Dickinson house diagonally across the street to the west half of the first floor on this location and in 1920 was reorganized as the Corning Trust Company; in 1948 it became the Lincoln First Bank.

The west half of the façade of the first story was changed to stone in the Neo-Classic style in 1920. The entire third story was removed in 1951 and the brick was covered with Kentucky limestone.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 42° 
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8.6′ N, 77° 3.263′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market Street and Pine Street, on the right when traveling east on East Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 E Market St, 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. Market Street Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Brown's Cigar Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Galvin and Haines Insurance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rockwell Museum (about 400 feet away); Ecker Drug Store (about 500 feet away); At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); City of Corning (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corning.
Regarding Concert Hall Block. “Concert Hall Block” is the name of this building.
Concert Hall Block and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
2. Concert Hall Block and Marker
Marker is on the wall on the right side of the door.
Concert Hall Block image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
3. Concert Hall Block
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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