The Charles and Mary Penhaligen Residence by Alden B. Dow

In the spring of 1941, Alden B. Dow prepared a rendering of a proposed home for Charles and Mary Penhaligen and their two children.  In the margin of the sketch, he had penciled in the estimated costs.  An earlier drawing was for a two story structure, larger and more costly than the Penhaligens desired.  The […]

MCMM Meeting

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. We are very excited to share our new MCMM logo, MCMM website and MCMM mobile […]

The John Whitman Residence by Alden B. Dow

Designed in 1934, the John Whitman residence is one of 13 unit block houses Alden B. Dow built during the 1930’s.  But what sets it apart from all the others is the distinction it has for winning for Mr. Dow the Grand Prize for Residential Design at the 1937 Paris Exposition, the same year the […]

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. We are very excited to […]

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 – Includes Concessions  February 17, […]

The John Riecker Residence by Alden B. Dow

Designed in 1961 for Alden B. Dow’s niece, Margaret Towsley Riecker, her husband John, and their two children, the Riecker residence is one of the architect’s most distinctive designs.  The 6,800 square-foot house nestles horizontally into a slightly rising site some 85 feet back from the street.  From the front elevation, the house deceptively appears […]

The Josephine Ashmun Residence by Alden B. Dow

Music was always an important part of Josephine Ashmun’s life. At age 11, she became a church organist, a position she would hold for over 40 years. Her mother, Helen, was the sister of Herbert H. Dow, founder of the Dow Chemical Company. When Josephine asked her cousin, Alden B. Dow, to design a house […]

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 called for a “creative point […]

2018 Holiday Tours at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio-November 28-December 31

Join The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio this November 28th to December 31st for Holiday Tours. Enjoy the original Dow Family Decorations, shimmering lights, captivating bright colors, beautiful ornaments, scale trains, playful toys and sugar cookies and cider! Daily Tours by Reservation Monday-Saturday at 2pm Friday-Saturday at 10 am Private Tours by Appointment Reserve […]

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