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Midland Hospital by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow’s initial presentation drawing for a proposed Midland Hospital was dated August 1938, a full two years before the Midland Hospital Association was established.  The Association organized the fund raising campaign to build the city’s first hospital in 1940, eventually securing pledges of $275,000 from 5,200 community members. 

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Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Holiday Tours | December 1–31, 2022

Alden and Vada Dow made Christmas a joyous and playful family celebration. This December, experience the beauty and fun of their zooming scale trains, playful mechanical toys, shimmering Christmas tree decorations, joyous holiday music, and the warm and inviting atmosphere they created for family, friends and holiday guests in this

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Alden B. Dow’s Houses for Ingersoll Village in Kalamazoo, Michigan

As World War II drew to a close, Alden B. Dow actively participated in the design of badly-needed, low-cost housing.  Seeking an efficient and economical way to build homes, the Ingersoll Steel and Disc Division of the Borg-Warner Corporation of Kalamazoo produced a prefabricated, all-in-one utility unit that could be

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Dow Chemical Company 2020 Building by Alden B. Dow

A recent Facebook post about the University of Michigan Administration Building and its demolition prompted an interesting observation about how “un-Dow-like” the design of the building appeared.  While the exterior displayed a composed order of squares and rectangles, it was not the first time Alden B. Dow composed the surface

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Dow By Decade – Saturday, October 8, 2022

DOW BY DECADE Saturday, October 8, 2022 12- 4 pm, $25 per person Featuring self-guided interior tours of three Alden B. Dow designed homes                    1934  The Hanson Home                  1941  The Bass Home  

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Crescent Drive Home Tours Sept 11 2022

Crescent Drive Home Tours MCMM is pleased to announce a return to in-person tours featuring self-guided tours of these three MCM homes on Crescent Drive: For the safety of all, masks will be required while in the homes. Please reserve online at www.abdow.org or call 989.839.2744 to book your tour. 

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Alden B. Dow’s Kalamazoo Nature Center Gets a New Dome

After protecting the Sun/Rain Room for nearly six decades, the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s iconic dome and roof are being replaced.  Designed by Alden B. Dow in 1961 and opened to the public in September 1964, the highlight of the Center has been the two-story tall grey Plexiglas dome.  It spans

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