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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse

 
 
Filtration Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Filtration Plant Marker
Inscription.
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

 
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2317.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.404′ N, 85° 40.834′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker
Reservoir and Gatehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Reservoir and Gatehouse Marker
can be reached from Frankfort Avenue (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles north of Reservoir Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located next to the Crescent Hill Reservoir Pump House on Reservoir Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky School for the Blind (approx. 1.8 miles away); Since 1842 / Since 1858 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Water Works Pumping Station (approx. 2 miles away); Water Filtration Experiments (approx. 2 miles away); Louisville Water Works (approx. 2 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse, Louisville Water Company. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Crescent Hill Reservoir on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Filtration Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Filtration Plant Marker
Reservoir and Gatehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. Reservoir and Gatehouse Marker
Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
5. Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse Marker
Above the marker is the Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
6. The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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