The Golden Age of Camden’s Cottages
Camden has examples of most of the house styles in Maine’s history. Each generation has adopted the prevailing ideas about how houses should be built, and many of them are still around. In this slide lecture Chris Glass will survey them, with emphasis on the golden age of the cottages built at the turn of the 20th century. This is a repeat of the slide lecture given in March sponsored by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society
Christopher Glass is an architect practicing in Camden since 1974. His practice has consisted primarily of new houses and renovations to existing ones, along with historic preservation and small commercial and church projects. He is the former architect member and chairman of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and former President of Maine Preservation, and has received awards from both organizations.
He taught architectural design at Bowdoin College for twenty years and has lectured widely. He is the author of At Home in Maine: Houses Designed to Fit the Land, Down East Books 2005, Historic Maine Homes: 300 Years of Great Houses, Down East Books 2009, and coauthor of Homes Down East: Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Townhouses, Tilbury House 2014.
He grew up in Washington, D.C. and has a degree in philosophy from Haverford College, and his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. His wife Rosalee holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bangor Theological Seminary and is an Episcopal Deacon.