Midland Mid-Century Modern Style
The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio in collaboration with the Zonta Club of Midland offer Mid-Century Modern Midland Homewalk, showcasing five outstanding mid-twentieth Century Modern homes in Midland.
As you enter Midland from any direction you are welcomed by signs that say “Midland the City of Modern Explorers.” Although it relates to our science, art and all aspects of our city and its people, nowhere is it more evident than in our architecture. Beginning in the early 1930s, Alden B. Dow began to refine buildings that allowed us to think and see in new and different ways. He focused on how a building functions as well as its beauty. He knew as humans we are happier and healthier when we are connected to nature and involved in it. His appreciation for horizontal-focused structures, clean and uninterrupted lines and integration of new technologies was part a national movement that created a new definition of architecture for the United States. Together with a number of outstanding architects like Jack Hallett, Red Warner, Robert Schwartz, Francis Beach and many others, they created a collection of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern buildings that is unparalleled in the United States. As you explore our city, enjoy the beauty, science and artistry of the over 250 modern structures that give Midland a unique definition and energy.
The event takes place December 3-4, 2016 from 1pm-5pm each day. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20.00 the day of the Walk. They are available online at www.abdow.org or by calling toll free 1.866.315.7678.