Friends of the Roland Water Tower will again host a concert on Saturday to help raise funds for the landmark.
From noon to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Roland Avenue and West University Parkway supporters of the tower will hold a free concert to help raise awareness and funds for the preservation of the tower.
There will also be a beer Garden sponsored by The Wine Source in addition to pumpkin painting and a scavenger hunt for kids, according to the Roland Park Civic League e-letter.
The tower was built in 1904-1905 as part of the city’s water system, but was out of use by 1930 when the city switched to a reservoir system to provide residents water.
In April, members of the area's General Assembly delegation secured a $250,000 bond from the state to help begin the restoration of the tower. But those funds cannot be used until the city and community also spend $250,000 to restore landmark.
It’s estimated that it will cost at least $1 million to stabilize the tower with has been severely damaged by neglect during the past several decades.
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