Mid-Century Modern Midland An Exclusive Day Trip to Cranbrook- Friday June 22nd

Click Here to book your spot on the Mid-Century Modern Midland Day Trip to Cranbrook “Cranbrook’s world-renowned campus is a treasure-trove of history, architecture, craftsmanship, design, and beauty. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the campus is a living collection of masterworks by architects such as Albert Kahn, Eliel…

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The University of Michigan Botanical Gardens by Alden B. Dow

This Week in the Archives ALDEN B. DOW HOME AND STUDIO·TUESDAY, MAY 15, 201818 Reads The University of Michigan Botanical Gardens In 1958 the University of Michigan commissioned Alden B. Dow to design a complex of greenhouses, laboratories, classrooms, and offices for its relocated and expanded botanical gardens. Key features…

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The Sheldon B. Heath Residence by Alden B. Dow

The first unit block house to be built was the Sheldon B. Heath house, designed by Alden B. Dow in late spring of 1934. This four-bedroom home on West St. Andrews Road was one of the first to be located in a new residential development near the Midland Country Club,…

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Howard Ball Home Restoration Power Point Presentation

Presented by Ruth & Jack Ham on April 29, 2018 Download Here PRODUCT LIST FOR WOOD REFINISHING AND RESTORATION EXTERIOR WOOD REFINISHING PRODUCTS Stripping Products Jasco Premium Paint and Epoxy Remover (available at Lowe’s) Denatured Alcohol and Fine Steel Wool for hard to get places Finishing Products Orbital Sander:  40…

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Messiah Lutheran Church, Bay City, Michigan by Alden B. Dow

Messiah Lutheran Church was one of 11 religious structures designed by Alden B. Dow in the 1950’s. He was selected by the church Building Committee in 1954, one year after completing another Lutheran church, St. John’s, in his home town of Midland. Composed of brick and arranged around a landscaped…

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The Oscar Diehl Residence by Alden B. Dow

Oscar Diehl was a salesman for the Dow Chemical Company. He and his wife purchased a small corner lot on East Park Drive in Midland and commissioned Alden B. Dow to design a house for them. Renderings and working drawings for a modest home were presented to the Diehls in…

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The Dr. Charles MacCallum Residence by Alden B. Dow

IN THE ARCHIVES: The Dr. Charles MacCallum Residence In the spring of 1935, Dr. Charles MacCallum, Midland’s only physician, asked Alden B. Dow to design a residence for the sloping lot he purchased from Mr. Dow just north of the Midland Country Club. The initial rendering showed a low, one-story…

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First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, Michigan by Alden B. Dow

The selection of an architect for a new building for the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn took more than a year of research by its Building Committee. Thirty-five architectural firms submitted answers to questionnaires. On January 21, 1960, the congregation approved the Committee’s choice of “a recognized leader in church…

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Regina Catholic Girls High School by Alden B. Dow

In 1959, six Dominican Sisters from Adrian traveled to Midland to discuss a proposed Catholic high school for girls with architect Alden B. Dow. A fund raising campaign was launched and ground finally was broken for the new school on Easter Sunday of 1962. Six months later, with the building…

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DWELL.com features The Alden B. Dow Home & Studio’s iconic collection pieces

Thank you DWELL.com for this wonderful story on Alden B. Dow's collections of iconic furniture, textiles, and decorative arts. His eye for quality pieces has stood the test of time as he composed their order within his own home and studio, to create a personal space of inspiration and beauty,…

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