Allen B. Dow House - Midland, Michigan

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Midland is a town that is full of beautiful architecture and nature areas. On the grounds of the Dow Botanical Gardens is the Alden B. Dow house, notable even in a community that is full of historic buildings. Alden B. Dow, son of Dow Chemical founder, Herbert H. Dow, was an architectural artist.

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The home and studio he created are considered a masterpiece of quality and originality. Among other creations, this work earned him lasting national recognition. The geometric lines of the house somehow blend easily into the surrounding gardens and water features. The sunken conference room inside actually sits below the water level. The house remains an extraordinary example of modern 20th century design.

 

The house is open to the public. The Dow Gardens cover more than 100 acres and have been in continuous development since 1899.