In 1972, Hurricane Agnes devastated the downtown area of in the city of Corning. Not to be defeated by Mother Nature, the people of Corning came together to repair their city and grow as a community.
The Market Street Historic District was created in 1974 and is recognized as part of the National Register of Historic Places. Focused on the area’s long industrial history, this district encompasses a variety of architectural styles amidst buildings that have moved from industrial to retail. In 2000, the boundaries of the district were enlarged and it now includes part of the Gaffer District—a term based on the glassblowing history of Corning.
Today, visitors can taste local and exotic cuisine, shop at stores set in beautiful, historic buildings and enjoy the entertainment along this stop on New York’s Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
Steuben County Historical Society