Mid-Century Modern Midland: Francis "Red" Warner Architectural Showcase Sunday, June 30, 2019 1-3pm This showcase will feature self-guided tours of three Warner structures Advanced ticket sales only.  $20 per person. You will not be able to purchase tickets the day of the event. Guest to provide their own transportation to…

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United Methodist Church of the Dunes by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow began the design of the Methodist Church of the Dunes in 1957 and completed the working drawings in 1960.  Construction bids amounting to $276,468 were accepted and the ground-breaking ceremony was held on April 2, 1960.  The completion of the church was celebrated in February of 1961.…

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The First United Methodist Church by Alden B. Dow

Occupying an entire city block on a busy corner of Main Street in downtown Midland, the First Methodist Church was designed by Alden B. Dow in 1947.  “The architecture of this church, he wrote, “is to inspire the concept of growth…growth beyond ourselves, beyond walls, beyond this earth.” The church is built around…

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2019 Modernism in America Award earned by The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

  Mid-Century Modern Midland (MCMM), a project of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, has been recognized by Docomomo US, as one of 10 winners of the 2019 Modernism in America Awards. The MCMM’s project to document and share Midland’s unique contribution to the Mid-Century Modern movement was awarded…

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The Herbert H. Dow II Residence by Alden B. Dow

Herbert H. Dow II was the grandson of the founder of the Dow Chemical Company.  He began a 39-year tenure with the company in 1953 at the age of 25, progressing through a number of positions and eventually becoming Corporate Secretary, Vice President, and member of the Board of Directors. …

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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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The James Duffy Residence and Cottage by Alden B. Dow

James Duffy was the President of the Port Huron and Detroit Railroad Company, once considered the most profitable railroad per mile of track in the United States.  Mr. Duffy also owned one of the most opulent private railroad cars that would have been the envy of the old railroad barons…

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MCMM-“The Latest and Greatest in Michigan Architecture”

 Mid-Century Modern Midland presents: The Latest and Greatest in Michigan Architecture by Kristen Nyht AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President of AIA Michigan Saturday May 4, 2019 at 10:30 am in the Grace A. Dow Library Auditorium During this free community event, Kristen Nyht will discuss the status of, and current…

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St. John’s Lutheran Church by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow regarded St. John’s Lutheran Church on East Carpenter Street in Midland as one of his most significant religious structures.  Designed in 1953, the nave of the church accommodates 600 people with no one in the congregation more than 60 feet away from the center of the altar. …

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The Joseph L. Sherk Residence by Alden B. Dow

Joseph L. Sherk was the son of Dr. Joseph H. Sherk, the personal physician for Herbert H. Dow and his family.  In 1954, Mr. Sherk acquired two lots from Alden B. Dow bordering the golf course of the Midland Country Club and commissioned him to design a home for his…

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