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The Scholarship of John David Myles!

John David Myles is a scholar. An accomplished lawyer and judge, yes,

but here I mean a student of learning. That is my meaning of scholarship.

And John David Myles is student of architecture and an accomplished writer.

I count him as a friend.

So, here I sound his praises for all of the studies that he has published.

Books that you might not know of, but which might find interesting.

That is how books are discovered these days.

If you like what you see, drop him a note and inquire of them further.

His email is


John David Myles is an attorney, former Circuit Judge, and preservationist.  He has an abiding interest in the history and historic architecture of Kentucky.  He has written the notes for the Filson Historical Society’s annual homes tour for a quarter century and in the process visited and researched many of the homes designed by Nevin, Morgan, and their partners.  After publishing two books which received awards from the Louisville Historical League and the Kentucky Historical Society and two for private clients, he felt the work of the firm needed to be honored with a separate publication.  The result is Louisville Classics which documents the work of the firm over its 50 years of existence between 1920 and 1970, filling a void in the story of Louisville’s architectural history.



About Author

Ronald R. Van Stockum, Jr. is a lawyer, teacher, biologist, writer, guitarist, and recently an actor living on his family's old farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University, and a Masters and PhD. in Biology from the University of Louisville. He also has his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He practices law from offices in Shelbyville, Kentucky concentrating his legal practice in environmental law. His biologic research is in historical phytogeography. Dr. Van Stockum, Jr. has published numerous books, articles, and short stories in the areas of law, science, and creative writing. most of his 24 titles are available on this site and Amazon with many on Kindle and Audible!

1 Comment

  • Darrell Mahone
    June 26, 2023 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you Reggie.
    I will look for the Historic Architecture of Shelby County……book.


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