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Louisville Water Company Pumping Station

Louisville, Kentucky
County of Jefferson.
National Register Number: 71000348
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - public works. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: KY-3 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
Constructed 1858-1860 in the Classical Revival style, this pumping station represents 19th-century efforts to include symbolic and monumental functions in industrial architecture. The engine room is in the form of a temple, and the 169'-tall standpipe tower imitates triumphal Roman columns. Around the base of the standpipe is a circular colonnade embellished with ten statues, including nine figures from mythology and an Indian with his dog. The property is maintained by the Louisville Water Company.

Deterioration continues to threaten historic integrity.

The deterioration that was threatening the historic integrity of the structure is being addressed in a multi-phase rehabilitation project, the first portion of which was completed in June 2008.

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