Louisville Water Tower Park & WaterWorks Museum Win Preservation Award
Wednesday, November 19, 2014Preservation Louisville recently named Louisville Water Tower Park one of "Louisville's Top 10 Preservation Successes." This award recognizes preservation projects that have successfully rehabilitated and returned a historic building to productive use. The renovated and restored interior of Pumping Station No. 1, located on Zorn Avenue and River Road, was built between1858 and 1860 as part of the city’s original Water Works. The Original Pumping Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. The extensive renovation and restoration, which includes the introduction of the new WaterWorks Museum, began in January of 2013 and opened to the public on March 1, 2014. The WaterWorks Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday for tours, educational field trips and rentals. Watch this video to see the renovation as it progresses to what you see today.