The Dow Chemical Company House 101 by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow’s plans for the residence known as the Dow Chemical Company House 101 are dated June of 1939. No job files exist for the structure, thus its construction date and cost are unknown. Without a named owner at the time the drawings were made, the design was likely…

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Out of the Archives: The Rare and Unusual Designs of Alden B. Dow

Out of the Archives: The Rare and Unusual Designs of Alden B. Dow During the months of February, March, and the first half of April, visitors to the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio will have the opportunity to view special thematic displays of seldom-seen drawings and designs from the…

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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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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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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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