ictures of Elmira are what this web site is all about and a person who understood that as well as anyone was Mike Paul. I first met Mike at an Elmira Day in Melbourne, Florida in 2000. He and I had corresponded several times by e-mail about photos that he had sent to me from his vast collection. We spent almost two hours that day going through boxes of photos he had brought with him.

Mike passed away on August 30, 2004 after a brief illness. I will very much miss not having my yearly visit with him at Elmira Day in Florida. His photos, however will live on. We have displayed a number of them in the past here, and you can review them again from the list below.

Water Street at Railroad Avenue - 1920s
East Water Street looking West - 1800s
The Rathbun Hotel
Main & Water in the 1800s
Main Street Bridge - 1900
Downtown Main Street - 1939
Main & Water in the 1940s
Early Photos of Eldridge Park
Mark Twain in his study
Inside Mark Twain's Study - 1928
Mark Twain at Park Church
Downtown Elmira - Aerial View
Wellsburg - late 1800s
Erie RR Depot - 1900
Elmira's Market Street - 1904
Chemung County Court House - 1920
Elmira & Horseheads Railway - 1880
Elmira's Trolley System
Wooden Lock in Corning - 1900
Newton Creek Mill Dam - late 1800s
Hygeia Refrigeration - 1950 - Aerial View

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