Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

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Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

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The Panter House is one of the homes on Ultimate Travel Tour in our Autumn Reflections Tour! We love this black and white photo of the interior in comparison with the modern, colored photo of the kitchen/dining room area that looks out to the sitting room.

The Panter House is one of the homes on Ultimate Travel Tour in our Autumn Reflections Tour! We love this black and white photo of the interior in comparison with the modern, colored photo of the kitchen/dining room area that looks out to the sitting room.

Anonymous said: whoare you?

I am a college student working at the ABD Home and Studio!  I try to keep on top of the variety of social media here (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Yelp!, Google, etc.), in addition to working the different architecture and design-based camps we hold throughout the summer.  

Anonymous said: I am looking for outdoor, residential, wood lantern lights that were designed by Alden Dow and were shown in the 60's through Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I ordered the plans but am now unable to find them. They were tall, some over 8 feet and slender. Also, they were in redwood. Would really appreciate your help. Thank you.

Hello!  I know exactly what you are talking about!  I would suggest contacting us directly at (866) 315-7678 and we will be able to assist you in any way we can!

We’ve restored the screened porch!  Excited to open this room back up to tours!

We’ve restored the screened porch!  Excited to open this room back up to tours!

Last Sunday, the Detroit Free Press ran an article about the structures in Michigan that received National Historic Landmark Status in 1989.  The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio received this honor, in addition to five other structures, in Michigan in 1989.

Check out the link below:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014306290057

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This is the Millard F. Saxton house. Built in 1946, it is the only Dow structure in Flint, Michigan. In 1949, this home was featured in TIME Magazine in an article entitled “Modern Houses Across America”. Alden B. Dow was featured among other prominent architects of the time, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Bruce Goff, Raphael Soriano, and Richard Neutra.
The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio from the water!
abd-homeandstudio:

A black and white photo of Frank Lloyd Wright in his courtyard at Taliesin. Alden B. Dow studied with Frank Lloyd Wright for a short time before going off on his own to become an architect.

abd-homeandstudio:

A black and white photo of Frank Lloyd Wright in his courtyard at Taliesin. Alden B. Dow studied with Frank Lloyd Wright for a short time before going off on his own to become an architect.

midcenturymodernfreak:

Alden B. Dow was an American architect from Midland, Michigan. Rather than pursuing a career in his father’s company, Dow Chemical, he chose architecture and proved to be quite prolific. He designed more than 70 residences, dozens of churches, schools, art centers, and commercial properties. Dow studied with Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 and opened his own firm in 1934. He was named the architect laureate of Michigan in 1983, shortly before his death.

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1937-40 Alden B. Dow Home & Studio | Architect: Alden Dow | Midland, Michigan, USA | Photo: MI SHPO - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

1937-40 Alden B. Dow Home & Studio | Architect: Alden Dow | Midland, Michigan, USA | Photo: MI SHPO - Via

Living room.
We think it’s pretty beautiful here.

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This is a photo of the walkway from the front door of the studio portion of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. We think the use of angles and unit blocks is pretty cool!
This is a photo of the walkway from the front door of the studio portion of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. We think the use of angles and unit blocks is pretty cool!