Dr. James Glass is an architectural historian and historian with over 45 years of experience in researching and writing about the history of architecture in the United States and Europe, the historic preservation movement in the United States, and local history and architecture in Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, and Wisconsin. He has given illustrated lectures on the history of the preservation movement in the United States, historic preservation in Indiana and Indianapolis, the Gas Boom in East Central Indiana, and a variety of topics in Indiana history and heritage. Beginning in 2013, Dr. Glass began presenting annual public lectures on the history of architecture in nations located in Europe, Asia, and North America:

  • 2013—Spanish Architecture
  • 2014—Architecture in Greece and Turkey
  • 2015—Roman and Renaissance Architecture
  • 2016—Chinese Architecture
  • 2018—Architecture in Mexico
  • 2019—Architecture in London

Dr. Glass is available to speak to organizations, businesses, or the general public on the above topics or on related topics of interest.

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Architecture in London

Date: November 11, 2019
Location: Riviera Club of Indianapolis
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D.A. Bohlen and Son: Four Generations of Memorable Architecture in Indiana

Date: October 3, 2019
Location: Indiana Landmarks
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Architecture in Mexico

Date: November 12, 2018
Location: Riviera Club of Indianapolis
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Lockerbie Square: The Birthplace of Historic Preservation in Indianapolis

Date: September 9, 2017
Location: Lockerbie Square
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