By 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 1972, a flood caused by tropical storm Agnes had reached its 35.8-foot crest in Pittsburgh. Fort Pitt Museum records indicate that when Agnes struck the Point, 45 inches of floodwater inundated the building.
June 24, 2016
April 8, 2016
For a century, the Great Fire stood as the event by which Pittsburgh’s history was measured: the “before” and “after” point. Burned streets were rebuilt and businesses resumed, but memories lingered.