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Lanterns, Towers & Spires: Exhibit Continues through August

Originally scheduled to run during the month of March, the opportunity to view Alden B. Dow’s Lanterns, Towers & Spires has been extended through August in the Second Drafting Room of the Home and Studio. Visitors are welcome to view the display before or after their tour.  It may also be viewed at other times by appointment at no charge by calling 989-839-2744.


Throughout his career, Mr. Dow designed a number of unique architectural elements that stand out from the structures of which they are a part.  His petal lanterns are among the most familiar of these, but many others are truly one-of-a-kind creations for churches, colleges and homes.

The exhibit features original drawings, sketches and photographs of the unusual beehive light and sound tower of the Roscommon Congregational Church, the Art Deco lamp posts of the original Midland Country Club, the Jenga-like tower of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and more.

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