Centennial celebration held for Louisville Water’s Quiet Giant

Louisville Water's 1919 steam engine at work

October 2, 2019

Louisville Water Company invites the public to a centennial celebration of its 'Quiet Giant' steam engine.

In 1919, the engineering marvel that stood more than 100 feet tall moved millions of gallons of water at Pumping Station No. 3.  

The Allis Chalmers Triple Expansion Pump wasn’t very loud when operating. Its whirring parts and hissing steam earned it the Quiet Giant nickname.

Now, after a lengthy restoration project, the public can take a peek back in time to see the Quiet Giant in all its grandeur.  

The centennial celebration will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park. In addition to the Quiet Giant tour, guests will enjoy interactive displays and light refreshments at the WaterWorks Museum.

Admission is $5.