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Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette Park

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 Cost: $30/person, registration required Detroit’s Mies van der Rohe Historic District in Lafayette Park includes 186 cooperatively owned Town House and Court House units, three apartment towers, an elementary school, a retail district, and a 13-acre park known as the...

Grace Shackman Article in the Observer

If you can grab a copy of the June edition of the Ann Arbor Observer, flip to page 47 and read Grace's article entitled "Midcentury Mail". Learn how Kelly MacArthur is using her graphic design skills to create unique mailboxes for midcentury modern homes in...

Klein Residence Open House

There will be an open house on Sunday, June 11th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 3087 Overridge Road in Ann Arbor Hills. Tickets can be purchase here. This beautiful home was designed by Edward Olencki in 1962 for the Engels and purchased by the...

Robert Metcalf’s Home is for Sale

The longtime home of architect Robert C. Metcalf at 1052 Arlington, in Arbor Hills, is now for sale. According to Gregory Saldana, Curator for a University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture Exhibit in 2010 that that celebrated Metcalf’s work: [caption id="attachment_22768" align="alignright" width="203"] Bob Metcalf building...

Book Signing on March 20

We are extremely delighted to welcome and host Brian Conway, the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Officer, to talk about and sign copies of Michigan Modern:  Design that Shaped America, the beautiful book that he and his colleague Amy Arnold have edited.   Our reviewer has...

Mid-Michigan Modern

Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie by Susan Bandes - Hardcover - October 1, 2016 From 1940 to 1970 mid-Michigan had an extensive and varied legacy of modernist architecture. While this book explores buildings by renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alden B. Dow,...