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Destructive flood of 1933 struck York County 75 years ago

This scene from the 1933 flood shows the old Hotel Codorus, now vastly renovated and the York headquarters for the architectural firm of Murphy & Dittenhafer. That’s the Market Street Bridge at right. (See additional photos below.) Background posts: Reader doesn’t understand some things about York , Agnes, by the tragic numbers and What’s the probability of another flood in York?

Leon Kohr shared these photos taken during the flood of 1933.
His father drove the family to town in its 1932 Reo to take pictures.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Depression-era flood, another blow to the area during those tough times… .

People, barely visible at right, inspect the scene. The center chimney gives away the structure across West Market Street as the present-day Golden Plough Tavern. The building to the right is the current Junior League Thrift Store.