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John and Margaret Towsley Reicker House

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1961, Alden B. Dow. 3211 Valley Dr.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

The Reicker house testifies to Alden Dow's skill at composing simple surfaces and intriguing detail thirty years after his earliest work. The three-level grid of the ceiling structure makes the ordinary function of roofing a house an ornamental delight. Light poles transform the geometry of woodworking into an organic form. Brick walls topped by wooden construction provided another combination for the architect to compose in balanced contrasts.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "John and Margaret Towsley Reicker House", [Midland, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 323-323.

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