The Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church of St. George by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow designed more than 30 religious structures during his career as an architect.  After houses, he most enjoyed the challenge of elevating the way people thought about and experienced their houses of worship.  In speaking to delegates attending the National Conference on Church Architecture in 1958, Mr. Dow…

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2018 Holiday Tours at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio-November 28-December 31

Join The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio this November 28th to December 31st for Holiday Tours. Enjoy the original Dow Family Decorations, shimmering lights, captivating bright colors, beautiful ornaments, scale trains, playful toys and sugar cookies and cider! Daily Tours by Reservation Monday-Saturday at 2pm Friday-Saturday at 10 am…

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US Modernist Radio – Architecture You Love #77/Michigan Modern: Michael Dow + Susan Bandes + Brian Conway with Musical Guests The Mac McLaughlin Group

CLICK HERE to listen to US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love #77/Michigan Modern: Michael Dow + Susan Bandes + Brian Conway with Musical Guests The Mac McLaughlin Group Michigan, that fine state shaped like your hand, is a hotbed of amazing Modernism.  Today George Smart and co-host Bob Langford…

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The Hodgkiss and Douma Residences by Alden B. Dow

A. W. Hodgkiss and H. W. Douma were business partners in an engineering and construction firm in Petoskey, Michigan.  They lived close to one another in homes designed by Alden B. Dow that overlook Little Traverse Bay. The Hodgkiss Residence was built in 1939 and sits on the crest of…

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The Clark T. Wells Residence by Alden B. Dow

Mrs. Clark T. Wells expressed her wishes for a home for her husband and family in a letter to Alden B. Dow on December 3, 1939. “We have decided to abandon the idea of a one-story house.  We feel that perhaps we can get more for our money and an extra…

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The Millard F. Saxton Residence by Alden B. Dow

In 1941 Millard Saxton founded the Engineered Products Company working from his garage in Flint, Michigan, making storm door locking mechanisms.  Still in business today, EPCO is a brand name for architectural hardware products.  Well-acquainted with Alden B. Dow’s work, Mr. Saxton asked the architect to design a home for…

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The Paul Rood Residence by Alden B. Dow

In the seven years after Alden B. Dow opened his practice in Midland, he built 13 houses using unit blocks, which became a kind of trademark.  In the interest of flexibility and economy, he began exploring the use of frame and panel materials for textural contrast.  This new expression of…

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The Mary Dow Residence by Alden B. Dow

In 1936 Miss Mary Dow asked her nephew, Alden B. Dow, to design a retirement home for her in Saginaw, Michigan.  She had purchased a narrow, sloping lot next to the First Congregational Church and just down the street from Hoyt Library on S. Jefferson Avenue, where she had worked…

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