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Restoring the Roland Water Tower: A Virtual Talk by Suzanne Frasier

June 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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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.

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.


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