The Thomas Defoe Residence by Alden B. Dow

Thomas Defoe was the president of Defoe Shipbuilding, a major manufacturer of sea-going vessels of every description, from fishing skiffs and pleasure crafts to Navy torpedo chasers and palatial yachts. He commissioned Alden B. Dow to design a residence for his family in 1948. The low-lying one story home has…

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Alden B. Dow Home and Studio’s Adult Camp

As adults drop children off at our Architecture and Design Summer Camps, they excitedly express a wish to stay and join in all of the fun and creativity. Well, now YOU can! The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio has created an adult camp that contains many of the playful…

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The Love and Lives of Ester and Charles Breed

The Love and Lives of Ester and Charles Breed will be celebrated on the Autumnal Equinox 9:23:18 MCFTA Saints and Sinners Lounge 1:00-5:00 PM Rememberances will be shared at 1:30 and 3:30 pm  A tribute to Ester and Charles Breed will take Place at 2:00 pm during the Dahlia Hill…

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Alden B. Dow Home and Studio 2018 Autumn Reflections Tours October 6, 2018

Alden B. Dow Renovated "As I see it, real housing should be a living, growing part of us and not a sterile machine.  Real housing is not a place to hibernate, it is a place for individuals to grow." Alden B. DowAlden B. Dow was a master at understanding people and meeting…

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The Robert Myers Residence, Lapeer, Michigan by Alden B. Dow

Robert Myers was a successful dairy farmer turned editor and publisher of the Lapeer, Michigan, County Press.  In May of 1950, he approached Alden B. Dow with an idea to build an unconventional farm house on his 400-acre farm.  Myers used the words of Henry David Thoreau to describe his…

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The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library by Alden B. Dow

As President of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Alden B. Dow wrote a letter to Midland’s city manager in 1950 expressing the Foundation’s wish to finance the design and construction of a new public library to be situated in what then was the family’s apple orchard at…

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Mid-Century Modern Midland features the Residential Work of Jack P. Feagley

Please join MCMM on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1-3pm, for self-guided tours, featuring two of Mr. Feagley's residential designs. The tour includes both the Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reinke Residence-1941, located at 33 Lexington Court Midland, MI 48642 and the Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Winters Residence-1961, located at 4210…

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The George Greene Residence, Midland, Michigan by Alden B. Dow

In the spring of 1936, Alden B. Dow prepared drawings of a residence for George Greene, a plant engineer with the Dow Chemical Company.  Construction of the 1600 square foot house began in June 1936 and was completed in March 1937 at a final cost of $16, 983.  It was…

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Mid-Century Modern Home on Reece Endeavor Garden Walk

The Reece Endeavor Walk will have a Mid-Century Modern home on the walk again this year. Your ticket will not only grant you access to some beautiful gardens but it will also help support housing for individuals with special needs.

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