Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse

Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (HM1YYG)

Location: Louisville, KY 40206 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.408', W 85° 40.814'

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Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse

Louisville Water Company opened the Crescent Hill Reservoir in December 1879. Crews removed tons of dirt and rock to create a 110-million gallon basin that allowed sediment to settle from the Ohio River water.
The most notable feature is the Gatehouse, which controlled the rush of water in and out of the Reservoir. Chief Engineer Charles Hermany chose a Gothic ornamental design. Urns at each corner of the roof denote the flow of water.
After the Reservoir opened, Louisville Water Company's president said the facility would be a "pleasant place of attraction to visitors."
Today the Reservoir and Gatehouse are one of the most tranquil landmarks in Louisville.
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Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 615469 N 4235131
Decimal Degrees38.25680000, -85.68023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.408', W 85° 40.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 24.48" N, 85° 40' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209-259 Reservoir Ave, Louisville KY 40206, US
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