LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 10 statues that sit on the Louisville Water Tower are due for some touch ups.
What You Need To Know
- Statues on top of Louisville Water Tower removed for repair work
- Statues headed to Washington, D.C.
- Last repair was in 1990
- Kicks off two-year restoration project for entire water tower
Crews removed Mercury, Neptune, Flora, and the rest of the statues for repair work Tuesday afternoon. The figures will now travel to EverGreene Architectural Arts's Washington, D.C. office for restoration. Louisville firm K. Norman Barry Associates Architects is coordinating the project for Louisville Water.
The statues, added to the water tower in the early 1900s, were last repaired 30 years ago in 1990. Their 2020 repairs kick off a two-year restoration project for the entire water tower. The project is expected to cost $2 million from Louisville Water's capital budget.
Built in 1860, the water tower is no longer operational for today's water production. The tower is the oldest standing ornamental water tower in the United States in addition to being a National Historic Landmark.