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The History and Architecture of the Indianapolis Propylaeum and the Schmidt-Schaf House

Dr. James Glass will give an illustrated lecture, "History and Architecture of the Indianapolis Propylaeum and the Schmidt-Schaf House," via zoom on Wednesday, February 23 at 7 p.m.. The presentation will feature the architectural design of the original and current Propylaeum buildings and the history of the construction and remodelings of the 1410 N. Delaware Street property. Glass will highlight interesting architectural and artistic details of the main house and the carriage house and the styles that can be seen.

Dr. James Glass is an architectural historian and historic preservation and heritage consultant. His career has included positions as staff historian for the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, Director of the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Ball State University. He has written a monthly column on Indiana history and heritage for the Indianapolis Star since 2003 and authored books on the history of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Gas Boom in East Central Indiana. Glass previously served on the board of directors of the Propylaeum.

Reservations at or or 317-638-7881 x4.

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