The Robert Goodall Residence by Alden B. Dow

Robert Goodall was born in Oak Park, Illinois, studied journalism briefly at the University of Illinois, and after working for various Chicago architectural firms went to work with Frank Lloyd Wright. At Taliesin he was on the professional staff that helped instruct the Fellowship apprentices. In the spring of 1933,…

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The Charles and Mary Penhaligen Residence by Alden B. Dow

In the spring of 1941, Alden B. Dow prepared a rendering of a proposed home for Charles and Mary Penhaligen and their two children.  In the margin of the sketch, he had penciled in the estimated costs.  An earlier drawing was for a two story structure, larger and more costly…

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MCMM has now finalized several projects which we would like to share with you in the new year. Please plan to join us  Tuesday, January 15th 2019 at 7:00 pm  In the Little Theater of the Midland Center for the Arts. We are very excited to share our new MCMM logo,…

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The John Whitman Residence by Alden B. Dow

Designed in 1934, the John Whitman residence is one of 13 unit block houses Alden B. Dow built during the 1930’s.  But what sets it apart from all the others is the distinction it has for winning for Mr. Dow the Grand Prize for Residential Design at the 1937 Paris…

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Mid-Century Modern Midland wants you to Save the Date: January 15th 2019

Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones who have been busy. MCMM has now finalized several projects which we would like to share with you in the new year. Please plan to join us  Tuesday, January 15th 2019 at 7:00 pm  In the Little Theater of the Midland Center for the Arts.…

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2019 Movie Sundays at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Movie Sundays at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Theater Reservations Required Seating is limited 1.866.315.7678 www.abdow.org February 17, 2019 ARCHITECTURE March 10, 2019 TRAVEL March 24, 2019 LEISURE AND FAMILY TIME Showtimes 1pm to 3pm on all show dates 315 Post Street - House Entrance $15.00 per ticket…

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The John Riecker Residence by Alden B. Dow

Designed in 1961 for Alden B. Dow’s niece, Margaret Towsley Riecker, her husband John, and their two children, the Riecker residence is one of the architect’s most distinctive designs.  The 6,800 square-foot house nestles horizontally into a slightly rising site some 85 feet back from the street.  From the front…

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The Josephine Ashmun Residence by Alden B. Dow

Music was always an important part of Josephine Ashmun’s life. At age 11, she became a church organist, a position she would hold for over 40 years. Her mother, Helen, was the sister of Herbert H. Dow, founder of the Dow Chemical Company. When Josephine asked her cousin, Alden B.…

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Top 25 Historic US Homes That Fly Under the Radar By: House Method September 19, 2018 Updated: November 8, 2018

"13. Alden B. Dow Home and Studio - Midland, Michigan: This was the home and studio of 20th-century architect Alden B. Dow. Built into an encompassing pond, the home and studio features reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color, and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. This site…

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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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January 15th, Due to inclement weather tonight's MPS Writer's Studio is cancelled. The Home and Studio will be closed for the Month of January. Public Tours by will resume February 1st 2019. On Saturdays, in February, March and April the Public Tour will include the tunnel. All tours are by reservation.
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