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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The Dr. William Schuette Residence by Alden B. Dow

Dr. William Schuette was a chemical engineer and the general manager of the Midland Division of the Dow Chemical Company.  When Alden B. Dow met with Dr. and Mrs. Schuette in 1958 to discuss their requirements in a home, the couple had two daughters and a son.  In addition to…

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The LeRoy Smith Residence by Alden B. Dow

LeRoy Smith and his family lived in Highland Park, Michigan, but owned land along the St. Clair River near Algonac for summer trips.  In the late 1930’s, they decided to build a summer house on the property to take advantage of the river view.  Mr. Smith wrote to Alden B.…

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The Anderson and Dorothy Dow Arbury Residence

The unit block home Alden B. Dow designed for his younger sister Dorothy and her husband Anderson Arbury in 1939 was grand in scale and unique in appearance. The design follows that of a pinwheel, with the center on the entrance that lies at the intersection of four wings. One…

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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…

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The University of Michigan Botanical Gardens by Alden B. Dow

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 of the complex include a large conservatory, an open auditorium with a large bank of windows overlooking the display gardens, and…

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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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