Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cambria Iron Company Oﬃce
On May 31, 1889, the Cambria Iron Company suffered $3,000,000 in damages to its properties throughout the valley, including this building which housed the main office. Cambria Iron was Johnstown's main industry, so the city waited anxiously to hear if the company could recover from such losses. General Manager John Fulton received word on June 4 that the Iron Works would reopen, and he instructed his men to sound the blast furnace and all locomotive whistles, to spread the good news. Some of the less damaged parts of the mills were in partial operation by June 10. The ambitious recovery of the Iron Works served to inspire the rest of the stricken city.
This building survived the 1889 Johnstown Flood
Location. 40° 19.685′ N, 78° 55.218′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown PA 15901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cambria Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma House (within shouting distance of this Walnut Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Morley's Dog (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1936 Greater Johnstown Flood Victims (approx. 0.2 miles away); Market Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Army of the Republic Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Johnstown.
Also see . . .
1. Johnstown Flood National Memorial. (Submitted on March 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cambria Iron Works. (Submitted on March 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The History of Steelmaking in Johnstown PA. (Submitted on March 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.