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Location DB > United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Canal Station
 Name
Canal Station
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 Database Info
created by Eschaton on 5/11/2011 7:12 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/16/2022 5:11 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Very large power plant overlooking the Ohio River at the McAlpine Locks and Dam, the smaller sister of Paddy's Run.

Difficult explore, requiring care not to set off the alarms or trip the PIR's.

Disappeared from Google Street View sometime between 6.2021 and 6.2022.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy - it's gone
Recommendation: forget it - It's gone!
 Physical Information
Address
1890 Northwestern Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky
United States
Owner: Louisville Gas & Electric
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • Passive Infrared Detectors, alarms
  •  Interesting Features
    Sprawling interior, subterranean pumping stations, difficult explore.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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     History
    Very little documentation, if at all, is available for this location. It was part of LG&E's substation supplying the Portland area of Louisville. Before that, however, the building was possibly a train station for Louisville's above-ground railway system.
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    Various shots
    Wed, May 11th, 2011
    posted by Eschaton
    25 pictures
     


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/16/2022 5:11 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 16 22 at 17:11, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 16 22 at 17:11, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Description
  • on Oct 14 22 at 14:31, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Description
  • on May 11 11 at 13:14, Steed validated this location
  • on May 11 11 at 8:05, Eschaton made this location available
  • on May 11 11 at 8:04, Eschaton updated gallery picture haunted house.jpg
  • on May 11 11 at 8:02, Eschaton updated gallery picture PIR.jpg
  • on May 11 11 at 8:01, Eschaton added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 11 11 at 8:00, Eschaton added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 11 11 at 7:57, Eschaton added some pictures to a gallery
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