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Michigan: Day 2

The second part of my recent Michigan trip took me to Midland to see the work of Alden B. Dow. I had a grand tour of town and his work with Craig McDonald of the Dow Home and Studio, but when I woke up on Saturday it was less clear what I'd do. Thanks to the power of ye olde Twitter, though, I was able to link up with the folk at Steelcase to get a wonderful tour of the Meyer May house in Grand Rapids. Steelcase did a major restoration of the 1908 Frank Lloyd Wright design in the late 80s and it is now in fine repair. Docent Don Dekker showed me around, and boy am I glad I made that two-hour morning drive from Midland to see the place. Have a look at the photos I took along the way.

I couldn't leave Midland without getting a look at its architectural symbol. Not an Alden B. Dow building, mind you, but a tripartite bridge over the Tittabawassee River. The Tridge was actually quite cool and as a pedestrian connector not a bad little piece of design. Craig McDonald of the Dow home and studio told me that it's due for some refurbishment so don't lean too hard on the handrails. is your online home in the modern world. Join us as we follow our team around the globe on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Want more? Never miss another word of Dwell with our free iTunes app.


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