Mid-Century Modern Midland wants you to Save the Date: January 15th 2019

Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones who have been busy. MCMM has now finalized several projects which we would like to share with you in the new year. Please plan to join us  Tuesday, January 15th 2019 at 7:00 pm  In the Little Theater of the Midland Center for the Arts.…

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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 Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church of St. George by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow designed more than 30 religious structures during his career as an architect.  After houses, he most enjoyed the challenge of elevating the way people thought about and experienced their houses of worship.  In speaking to delegates attending the National Conference on Church Architecture in 1958, Mr. Dow…

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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 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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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 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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First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, Michigan by Alden B. Dow

The selection of an architect for a new building for the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn took more than a year of research by its Building Committee. Thirty-five architectural firms submitted answers to questionnaires. On January 21, 1960, the congregation approved the Committee’s choice of “a recognized leader in church…

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