Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse

Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (HM1YYJ)

Location: Louisville, KY 40206 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.404', W 85° 40.834'

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Filtration Plant

In the late 1800s, Louisville Water Company pioneered research in the filtration of drinking water. The Crescent Hill Filtration Plant opened in July 1909 as a result of the work of Chief Engineer Charles Hermany & George Warren Fuller, who developed "rapid sand filtration." Fuller is known as the "father of sanitary engineering."
Presented by Louisville Water Company

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Reservoir and Gatehouse

In 1879, Louisville Water Company opened the Reservoir & Gatehouse as the first step to develop the purification process for drinking water. The Reservoir allowed sediment from the Ohio River water to naturally settle. Inside the Gothic-style Gatehouse are valves that controlled the flow of water into and out of the Reservoir.
Presented by Louisville Water Company
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HM NumberHM1YYJ
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 615440 N 4235123
Decimal Degrees38.25673333, -85.68056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.404', W 85° 40.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 24.24" N, 85° 40' 50.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209-259 Reservoir Ave, Louisville KY 40206, US
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