A few weeks ago, we attended a Kentucky 120 event, put on by Preservation Kentucky. The host committee at the Crescent Hill Reservoir Gatehouse location were our friends at the Louisville Water Company and JRA Architects.
The Gatehouse was constructed in 1881 and the Crescent Hill Reservoir Gatehouse restoration project was led by JRA in 2011.
PDM Architects provided roof consulting for the project. Which included terracata roof deck restoration and slate roof removal and replacement.
This was a very unique roof assembly. The terracotta was originally selected because of its lightweight and fire resistant capabilities.
The slate was adhered in a mortar adhesive directly to the terracotta tile as opposed to a typical nail attachment.
This restoration effort won “Project of the Year – Historic Preservation Category” from the American Public Works Association.