Alden B. Dow Home & Studio and The Alden B. Dow Archives [MI]
The Alden B. Dow Home & Studio and the Alden B. Dow Archives consist of the residence and working area of Alden B. Dow (1904-1983), famed architect. Born into the Dow Chemical founding family, Alden B. Dow created his own unique architectural aesthetic after apprenticing with Frank Lloyd Wright. In his home, the use of planes and angles, rich colors, glass, wood, and his unit block system all assist in synthesizing the interior and outdoor experiences. The structure was initiated in 1934. The archives contain project files, correspondence, 22,000 project drawings, films, lectures, oral histories, sketches, architectural texts, and inspirational objects.
The site offers guided tours, educational tours, custom educational guided tours, fourth grade and high school educational programs, and public access archives.