The Courier-Journal beat us on this one today. The water tower on River Road at the base of Zorn Avenue has been fully adorned in scaffolding for its full refurbishment underway until early next year. The temporary wood & metal garb has effectively transformed the iconic doric column into a makeshift pagoda.
The 1850s era water tower will look nearly new when work on the $1.7 million project winds up (up from the $825,000 we reported earlier), and with a fresh gleaming white coat of paint, we think everyone will soon forget the decrepit condition the tower was in not so long ago.
We took these photos a couple days ago (before today’s newspaper article!) and found the scaffolding fascinating. Head on over to the C-J to read the whole story.
- Historic Water Tower Renovation Progressing (Broken Sidewalk)
- Water tower in midst of $1.7 million facelift (C-J)