Water Works Pumping Station

Water Works Pumping Station (HM1D6I)

Location: Louisville, KY 40207 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.814', W 85° 42.079'

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Water Tower

Louisville Water Co. incorporated in 1854. Its first pumping station, in Classical Revival style, blends beauty and utility. The classic structures were designed and built by Theodore R. Scowden and his assistant, Charles Hermany. Built 1857-60, it could pump 12 million gallons in 24 hours. Site was away from industry, well elevated, with good landing for coal boats. Over.

The 169-foot tower encloses a water standpipe. It represents a Roman column in the Doric order. The base is surrounded by Corinthian columns, nine topped by Greek classical figures and one by an American Indian. Tower damaged by a tornado in 1890. The station and its water tower were named National Landmarks in Nov. 1971. Presented by Friends of the Water Tower.
HM NumberHM1D6I
Marker Number1689
Year Placed1981
Placed ByFriends of the Water Tower, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportion
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 613587 N 4237705
Decimal Degrees38.28023333, -85.70131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.814', W 85° 42.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 48.84" N, 85° 42' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 518 Zorn Ave, Louisville KY 40207, US
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