The Intersection of Main & Water Streets looking North - late 1800s

robably the busiest, best known and most identifiable corner in downtown Elmira was the intersection of Main & Water Streets. On the left is the building which was occupied by the Werdenberg Department Store. On the right and across from the Werdenberg building is the building which housed the Gorton Coy for many years. Notice the street car tracks and a few buggy tracks in the foreground. This photo was sent to us by Arnold Paul, who owns a large archive of photos of Elmira in the 1800s and early 1900s, some of which he will be sending us to post here in future editions of the SHS58.ORG web site.

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