Kentucky Arts and Culture
Restoration on Track for Louisville Pumping Station
One of Louisville's historic landmarks is scheduled to reopen to the public next March after a $3.4 million renovation. The interior work is meant to bring the city's Original Pumping Station No. 1 back to closely resemble its original condition. Louisville Water Co. provided a sneak peak to visitors on Wednesday.
The pumping station near the Ohio River was built between 1858 and 1860. Work has included updating electrical wiring and fire systems and restoring walls, trim and an early 1900s cast-iron spiral staircase. New bathrooms and a catering prep kitchen have been added to the space. The centerpiece of the restoration is a central gallery, which overlooks an outside terrace and offers a view of the river.