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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US Modernist Radio – Architecture You Love #77/Michigan Modern: Michael Dow + Susan Bandes + Brian Conway with Musical Guests The Mac McLaughlin Group

CLICK HERE to listen to US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love #77/Michigan Modern: Michael Dow + Susan Bandes + Brian Conway with Musical Guests The Mac McLaughlin Group Michigan, that fine state shaped like your hand, is a hotbed of amazing Modernism.  Today George Smart and co-host Bob Langford…

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The Robert Myers Residence, Lapeer, Michigan by Alden B. Dow

Robert Myers was a successful dairy farmer turned editor and publisher of the Lapeer, Michigan, County Press.  In May of 1950, he approached Alden B. Dow with an idea to build an unconventional farm house on his 400-acre farm.  Myers used the words of Henry David Thoreau to describe his…

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The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library by Alden B. Dow

As President of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Alden B. Dow wrote a letter to Midland’s city manager in 1950 expressing the Foundation’s wish to finance the design and construction of a new public library to be situated in what then was the family’s apple orchard at…

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