Louisville Water Tower statues heading to D.C. to get facelift

For the first time in 30 years, the statues at the Louisville Water Tower will be taken down...
For the first time in 30 years, the statues at the Louisville Water Tower will be taken down for repair.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 5:34 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - For the first time in 30 years, the statues at the Louisville Water Tower will be taken down for repair.

There are 10 statues that sit on the property. Louisville Water added them to the water tower in the early 1900s.

On Tuesday, Louisville Water took down Mercury, Neptune, Flora and the rest of the statues with a large crane.

They will be transported to the Washington, D.C. office of EverGreene Architectural Arts, who will restore and repaint the statues.

The statues were removed by crane for them to be transported to the Washington, D.C. office of...
The statues were removed by crane for them to be transported to the Washington, D.C. office of EverGreene Architectural Arts.(WAVE 3 News)

“They’ll be recast in some places, and repainted as well,” Louisville Water Vice President of Marketing & Communications Kelley Dearing Smith said. “Some of it is just age over time. They are meant to stand the weather, but after time they just need a facelift.”

The removal of the statues is apart of the company’s restoration project that is expected to take several years to complete.

Louisville Water has been in operation for 160 years and is the oldest standing ornamental water tower in the United States.

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