Explore Cambria City… Our Growing Cultural District. The 10-block community of Cambria City was established in 1853 just after the steel making giant, the Cambria Iron Works became established in this area. A forerunner of Bethlehem Steel Corporation and United States Steel Corporation, the Iron Works attracted thousands of immigrants seeking work in the mills and mines. The area was a true melting pot of immigrants who found work in Johnstown’s cigar factories, distilleries, and breweries and established churches and social clubs while preserving traditions and cultures. Faith is both alive and lively in Cambria City as this cultural, colorful neighborhood makes a dramatic transition! Today, this is Johnstown’s arts and cultural district.