The Lynn A. Townsend Residence by Alden B. Dow

Lynn Townsend was two years into his long tenure as head of the Chrysler Corporation in 1963 when he approached Alden B. Dow about designing a home for his family in Bloomfield Hills.  Following a visit to the property, the architect wrote to Mr. Townsend, “Even though it was in…

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2019 Autumn Reflections Tours by the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio 2019 Autumn Reflections Tours October 5, 2019 Please reserve online at www.abdow.org or call 989.839.2744 to book your tour. The 1950s The 1950s were a time of great advancement and expansion throughout our country and Midland was growing with it.  The three houses presented…

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The Michigan Authors’ Workshop Series: Discovering The Artist Within

To showcase the talents of Michigan writers and to support the creative writing of people in our community, the Michigan Authors' Workshop Series will bring eight writers to Midland, Michigan, the week of July 22-26, 2019. These writers will provide free readings to the public in the evening, and they…

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The Charles W. Bachman Residence by Alden B. Dow

  The Charles W. Bachman Residence in East Lansing was designed by Alden B. Dow in 1936.  Charles Bachman was the football coach for Michigan State College from 1933 until 1946.  The two-story L-shaped structure is situated at the top of a rise in the property.  The asymmetric design contrasts…

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The Louis P. Butenschoen Residence by Alden B. Dow

Louis Butenschoen joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1935 as a member of the sales staff.  During his career, he would develop the sales market for dry cleaning solvents and eventually became the manager of the new solvents unit.  In 1941, he contacted Alden B. Dow to design a house…

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Francis “Red” Warner Architectural Showcase

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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