photo by Meg Fielding

Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour of the Vernon Pumping Station


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 pm


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:30 pm

About the Event

Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 Civic Pride and Industry Week

This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

“What’s that green roof peeking over the 28th Street Exit of I-83?”

If you have ever asked yourself this question, then this is the tour for you. The Vernon Pumping Station was built in 1931 to move water from Druid Lake and it continues to serve the Department of Public Works to this very day. Despite its demure location, the building packs an architectural punch complete with details like glazed terracotta, wrought iron railings, and bronze-faced doors. This rarely seen building is a great example of Baltimore’s enduring legacy of providing clean drinking water with beautiful architecture.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.