The Lynn A. Townsend Residence by Alden B. Dow

Lynn Townsend was two years into his long tenure as head of the Chrysler Corporation in 1963 when he approached Alden B. Dow about designing a home for his family in Bloomfield Hills.  Following a visit to the property, the architect wrote to Mr. Townsend, “Even though it was in the drizzling rain, I found […]

2019 Autumn Reflections Tours by the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio 2019 Autumn Reflections Tours October 5, 2019 Please reserve online at www.abdow.org or call 989.839.2744 to book your tour. The 1950s The 1950s were a time of great advancement and expansion throughout our country and Midland was growing with it.  The three houses presented on our Autumn Reflections Tours […]

The Herbert H. Dow II Residence by Alden B. Dow

Herbert H. Dow II was the grandson of the founder of the Dow Chemical Company.  He began a 39-year tenure with the company in 1953 at the age of 25, progressing through a number of positions and eventually becoming Corporate Secretary, Vice President, and member of the Board of Directors.  He also served as President […]

St. John’s Lutheran Church by Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow regarded St. John’s Lutheran Church on East Carpenter Street in Midland as one of his most significant religious structures.  Designed in 1953, the nave of the church accommodates 600 people with no one in the congregation more than 60 feet away from the center of the altar.  Mr. Dow believed “the symbol […]

The Dr. William Schuette Residence by Alden B. Dow

Dr. William Schuette was a chemical engineer and the general manager of the Midland Division of the Dow Chemical Company.  When Alden B. Dow met with Dr. and Mrs. Schuette in 1958 to discuss their requirements in a home, the couple had two daughters and a son.  In addition to the usual bedrooms, plenty of […]

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