Alden B. Dow Home and Studio cancelling tours March 18-April 30.

The health and safety of our Alden B. Dow Home and Studio patrons, volunteers and staff is our priority. With the increasing risk posed by COVID-19, we are cancelling all tours and events at the Home and Studio beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th thru April 30th.  We will refund all those…

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Rare Finds from the Archives: Decoration of the Palace Buildings of Peking

In addition to housing the drawings, project files, photographs and other materials that document the architecture of Alden B. Dow, the Archives also contain a number of rare art and architecture books and print collections that were acquired by Mr. Dow over the years.  One of the most unusual and…

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Out of the Archives: Original Sketches and Small Drawings by Alden B. Dow

Now through the end of February, visitors to the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will have the opportunity to view an extensive selection of rarely-seen original sketches and small drawings on display in the Second Drafting Room.  From a very early age, Alden B. Dow was always drawing, his…

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Holiday Tours of The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio begin November 27th

Holiday Tours November 27th to December 31st of this Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece *Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day* Original Dow Family decorations! shimmering lights captivating bright colors beautiful ornaments scale trains playful toys Sugar cookies and cider! Daily Tours by Reservation: Monday - Saturday at 2pm Friday-Saturday at 10am Private…

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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 Frank Harlow Residence by Alden B. Dow

Frank Harlow was a lawyer with a private practice in Midland before joining the legal department of the Dow Chemical Company in 1952.  The Harlow family had outgrown their small house when they approached Alden B. Dow in 1954 about designing a new home. The architect’s first plan was deemed…

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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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