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This folder contains the following Elmira City Engineers' maps & technical drawings of the following: Miller St. pavement from Maple to Pennsylvania Ave. (1918); East 5th St. pavement from Madison to Railraod (1946); Madison Ave. pavement from Church to Lake (1918); Pavements near the Erie Railroad right-of-way (1930); Exchange Place & Nicks St. pavement (1944); Lake St. connection map, Division St. to city line (1917); curb & gutter on Sullivan St. from Church to Water (1948); Henry St. pavement from S. Main to Pennsylvania Ave. (1913); Main St. pavement from Water St. to Market (1923).Technical Drawings06D-04F-03
This folder contains (9) plans of downtown alleyways between State & Lake Sts. and Water & Market St., 1911. Maps06D-04F-04
This folder contains technical drawings of improvements to the following highways from 1912: Elmira-Lowman State Highway (Chemung County Rt. 4); Horseheads-Montour Falls State Highway (County Rt. 12); Lowman-Waverly PT2 State Highway (County Rt. 4).Technical Drawings06D-04F-05
Technical drawing for improvements to the Big Flats-Fitch's Bridge County Highway, 1931. Technical Drawings06D-04F-05
This folder contains the following maps of the Flood of 1972: extent of flooding in the City of Elmira; extent of flooding in Big Flats; extent of flooding in East Corning; extent of flooding in Wellsburg. Maps06D-05F-01
(3) Maps of New York State Canals and Waterways by the New York State Department of Transportation, 1951, 1957 & 1960s. Map06D-05F-02
Map of New York State showing limestone quarries, marl deposits and cement manufacturers, 1900. Map06D-05F-02
Map of Chemung County showing the locations of wells, ca. 1960s. Map06D-05F-02
Map of the Town of Chemung showing land owners, 1788. Map06D-05F-02
Map of Native American sites in New York State, 1899. Map06D-05F-02
(2) New York State Highway Condition Maps: December 30, 1962-April 29, 1963; April 30, 1966-June 29, 1966. Maps06D-05F-02
Map of Chemung County showing roads, railroads and century farms, 1967. Map06D-05F-02
Map of New York and adjacent Canada showing roads & highways, 1925. Map06D-05F-02
This folder contains maps of the City of Elmira showing ward boundries by the City Engineers Office for the following years: 1890, 1895, 1899, 1914, 1918, 1922, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1944 & 1972. Maps06D-05F-03
This folder contains the following Elmira-area maps: Amended Building Zone Map of Elmira, 1946; City of Elmira tax maps, sections 89.13 & 99.05, 1974; Elmira & Vicinity advertising map, ca. 1980s; Elmira & Vicinity novelty business map, 1999.Maps06D-05F-04
This folder contains the following lot & plot maps: 106 to 114 W. Market St., Elmira (1951); Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Right-of-way, Church to 2nd Sts., Elmira (1920); Dewittsburgh in Elmira(1864); Lands of Henry Wisner, Elmira (1845); lots near Laurel & Southport Sts., Elmira (1924); Lot map of Irvine Place, College Ave. to Davis St., Elmira; Plant of Standard Operating Service, Elmira (1962); American Bridge Co., Elmira Heights (1957); The Center, Village of Horseheads (2009). Maps06D-05F-06
This folder contains the following posters from World War I: (1) Liberty Bond poster; (7) Victory Liberty Loan Posters. Posters06D-06F-01
This folder contains the following posters from World War I: (2) American Library Association books for soldiers posters; (1) Columbia Calls recruitment poster; (1) Pershing Tribute Week poster; (1) Red Cross fundraising poster; (3) War bond posters; (1) 3rd Liberty Loan poster. Posters06D-06F-02
This folder contains the following misc. posters and advertisements: Grand Columbian Celebration (1909); Pennsylvania Railroad promotional calendars (1953, 1954, 1955); Cristiani Bros. Circus (ca. 1950s); Chemung County Chamber of Commerce (1986); Toshiba Display Devices Inc. (1998).Posters06D-06F-03
This folder contains the following maps and architectural drawings of Elmira City Schools: Plan of No. 2 School house & lot (1911 & 1951); Map of Proposed Improvements Around No. 3 School, 1870; Map of No. 3 School Grounds, 1929; Map of alley south of No. 4 School, ca. 1900; Map of No. 4 School grounds, 1929; Map of No. 10 School, 1948; Map of No. 11 School lands, 1950; Map of Elmira Free Academy, 1902; Map of Elmira Free Academy athletic fields (1920 & 1932); Map of suggested improvements to Elmira & environs showing public and private schools (1960).Maps06D-07F-01
Technical drawing of drainage plan of Washington Ave. underpass, 1932.Technical Drawing06D-07F-02
Plan of Track Catch-Basin, 1902.Technical Drawing06D-07F-02
Sketch showing changes of Badger Creek channel, 1905. Technical Drawing 06D-07F-02
Plan of proposed abutments at Hoffman Creek & Grove Street, Elmira, 1905.Technical Drawing06D-07F-02
Plan of Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co. Reservoir on Hoffman Creek, 1910Map06D-07F-02
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