Designed primarily by D.A. Bohlen and Son, the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (SMW) Historic District is an outstanding representation of four generations of work by Indiana’s oldest and longest-existing architectural firm. Noted architectural historian Dr. James Glass will present on Bohlen-designed structures across Indiana and at SMW, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The presentation will feature historic illustrations, Bohlen correspondences and photos of landmarks such as the Morris-Butler House and Murat Temple in Indianapolis, the French Lick Springs Hotel and the Shelby County Courthouse, along with examples from the recently listed SMW Historic District. After the talk, participants will tour the Woodland Inn, the Saint Anne Shell Chapel, SMWC Conservatory of Music, Le Fer Hall and the Rooney Library.
Glass’s presentation runs from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT with tours from 2:15 to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The talk takes place in the Conservatory of Music’s Cecilian Auditorium. Brunch may be purchased in historic O’Shaughnessy Hall prior to the presentation.
For more information, call Jeanne Frost at 812-535-2952.
This program is jointly presented by Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. It received support from a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Humanities, with additional support by the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau.