Indianapolis architecture from 1880 to 1920 Presentation by Jim Glass

November 8, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Indiana Landmarks Center - 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Join architectural historian Dr. James Glass as he describes in an illustrated lecture the maturing and flourishing of Indianapolis architecture from 1880 to 1920, as the state capital became a major city and the economic center of Indiana. The talk begins with the steam railroad era, continues with the age of the electric interurban, and ponders the revolution in building types and patterns of living sparked by the advent of the automobile. Additionally, the lecture covers the heyday of Romanesque architecture; the Chicago formula for office buildings; Italian Renaissance-style hotels; Roman and Greek-style public buildings; Romanesque, Byzantine, and Gothic buildings of worship; and Tudor, Arts and Crafts, Renaissance, Bungalow, and Prairie style houses and apartment buildings. Also included are the architects who designed a whole new city between 1880 and 1920.

Based on a forthcoming book, "Architecture in Indianapolis 1880-1920," this official Indianapolis Bicentennial program is sponsored by Indiana Landmarks. The program will be presented in person and online.

Evening Agenda

5:30 Doors Open

6:00 P.M. Lecture

Tickets for in person and on-line are $8.37 for general public and free to Indiana Landmarks members. Visit or call 317-639-4534 to reserve your tickets and/or renew your Indiana Landmarks membership.