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The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Join Suzanne Frasier to learn about the ongoing restoration of the iconic Roland Water Tower.
Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support the BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.
The 115 year old Roland Water Tower is one of only two remaining towers in Baltimore City. At its location on one of Baltimore City’s highest points, it offers sweeping views of Baltimore’s beautiful cityscape from its rooftop-level belvedere.
A civic monument of architectural beauty, exemplifying the design principles of the City Beautiful Movement, the Roland Water Tower is a gateway landmark anchoring the communities of Cross Keys, Evergreen, Hampden, Hoes Heights, Keswick, Medfield, Roland Park and Wyndhurst . It is situated on a valuable tract of urban green space that is currently compromised by a chain-link fence.
The Friends of the Roland Water Tower is a grassroots advocacy group committed to restoring the Tower to a state of engineering stability and aesthetic beauty, as well as exploring strategies to foster stewardship for the Roland Water Tower and surrounding green space for future generations.
About the Presenter
Suzanne Frasier, FAIA, is Chair of the Steering Committee of the Friends of the Roland Water Tower. Suzanne is also a BAF Board Member and Past President of AIA Baltimore. Suzanne is a licensed and registered architect with over 20 years of professional experience in the design and construction industry prior to becoming a full-time academic. She is Chair of the Department of Undergraduate Design at Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning where she has been a faculty member since 2005.
About the Baltimore Architecture Foundation
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) celebrates design and the built environment. Launched in 1987, BAF encourages people to explore Baltimore architecture: to be mindful of the area’s history, and recognize Baltimore’s architectural heritage, and appreciate its design innovations.
Through its tours, lectures, educational programs for adults and kids, exhibitions, research, and publications, the BAF demonstrates how ideas are manifested in the built environment and urban design of the city.
About Baltimore Heritage
Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With a small staff, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.