Alden Dow (1904-1983): Columbia and Taliesin trained, Midland based Dow designed his first house in 1932 in Ann Arbor for his sister Margaret Towsley, 1000 Berkshire. It was so unique for the time that one neighbor compared it to a gas station. His other Ann Arbor work includes the city hall, district library, university buildings, and two other houses (2228 Belmont and 7 Regent Drive). His motto “Gardens never begin and houses never end” is exemplified in the Towsley house with trees and planters coming up to the house.
Alden Dow’s Ann Arbor