Architecture of the Midcoast on BCTV-2

Oct 15, 2013
“The Gothic” in Belfast is one of the subjects of Senior College's lecture series on architecture of the Midcoast.

Belfast — Belfast Community Television and Belfast Senior College have teamed up to provide an opportunity to the local community to view a complete series of weekly lectures from one of Senior College's fall courses. The current complete lecture series that can be seen on the BCTV-2 television program "Senior College in Action" Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. is Architecture of the Midcoast: Exploring the Historic Styles that Define our Town with Chris Glass and Earle Shettleworth Jr.

The course explores the architectural style of various landmarks, churches and homes in the Midcoast region through a period of 250 years, to the present. Viewers also will hear the stories and history of the times and builders of these beautiful structures.

Glass has been a practicing architect in Camden since 1974, former chairman of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, past president of the advocacy group Maine Preservation and taught at Bowdoin College for 20 years. He is the co-author of “Historic Maine Homes: 300 Years of Great Houses.”

Shettleworth was appointed in 1971 by Gov. Kenneth Curtis to serve on the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, for which he became architectural historian in 1973 and director in 1976, a post he still holds. He is serving his second term as Maine State Historian. Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture; his most recent publication is 2012’s “Waterville.”

"Senior College in Action" also is shown at various other times throughout the week and on demand on and Senior College provides a diverse curriculum of programs, classes and special events for those age 50 and older, along with their spouses or partners, and can be reached at 338-8033. Belfast Community Television is always looking for programming ideas and submissions from the local community; contact station manager Ned Lightner at 323-2430.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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