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Dow, Alden, House and Studio

Midland, Michigan
County of Midland.
315 Post Street
National Register Number: 89001167
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: MI-4 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Tours available: http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/dowalden.html.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/dowalden.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 29, 1989):
The architecture of Alden B. Dow received national attention from his very early career through to his late period, partly because he was closely associated with Frank Lloyd Wright. The body of his work is of rare quality and completeness and remains highly original among the contending forces of 20th century architecture. The house and studio are his most clearly acknowledged masterpiece.

Condition:
Currently, there are no known threats to the landmark at this time.

Currently restoring the terrace of the Living Rom to Mr. Dow's original plan by removing old, overgrown plantings, and repositioning the cement pavers and replanting new plants. A new roof was installed on the flat roof section of the house and the exterior wood on the end of the home has been restored. Sustainability study by Quinn-Evans and a major electrical study done by Peter Vasso and Assoc. have been completed. With public approval, removing 1960s structures from the grounds - not a part of the NHL designation.


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