Columbus Hall 2010

Columbus Hall 2010

Michael Higgins, Margaret Sanger's father, invited Robert G. Ingersoll to speak in Corning, New York. We believe that this is the hall Higgins tried to rent, unsuccessfully, from a Catholic priest. 2010 photo.

Columbus Hall Site Today

Columbus Hall Site Today

The land just south of St. Mary's Church now hosts an 85-car parking lot (completed 2019). This photo is taken from the corner of Second and State looking northeast, similar to the 2010 photo. (Note unusual arrangement of shrubbery at the corner.)

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

Full view of St. Mary Mother of Mercy Church, viewed from across State Street. The 2019 parking lot, formerly the site of the Columbus Hall building, is to the left of the church.

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