The Places



Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, photo by Steve Vorderman.
City: Detroit
Date built: 1963
City: Huntington Woods
Date built: 1951
Alan Schwartz Summer House, Northville.  Photograph courtesy Joseph Messana Architectural Image Collection, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.
City: Northville
Date built: 1961
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, photo by Steve Vorderman.
City: Midland
Date built: 1934-1941
Amy Alpaugh House, Northport.  Courtesy of the Joseph Messana Architectural Image Collection, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.
City: Northport
Date built: 1947
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, photo by Todd Walsh
City: Ann Arbor
Date built: 1967
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, photo by Rob Yallop.
City: Farmington Hills
Date built: 1960
Berrien County Courthouse, Saint Joseph.  Postcard view.
City: Saint Joseph
Date built: 1966
City: East Grand Rapids
Date built: 1961
Carl Schultz House, Saint Joseph.  Courtesy of the Joseph Messana Architectural Image Collection, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.
City: Saint Joseph
Date built: 1957
Carlton D. & Margaret Wall House ("Snowflake"), Plymouth.  Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.
City: Plymouth
Date built: 1941
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, photo by Rob Yallop.
City: Kalamazoo
Date built: 1958
Cathedral of Christ the King, Portage.  Courtesy of the Joseph Messana Architectural Image Collection, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.
City: Portage
Date built: 1968
City: East Lansing
Date built: 1937
City: Houston
Date built: 1958
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, photo by Rob Yallop.
City: Kalamazoo
Date built: 1961

Available at your local book store and online.

Michigan Modern in Print

“Great historical review of the much under- appreciated Detroit/ Midland area Architects and designers. Written by extremely knowledgeable writers.”

The Great Lakes State has always been known for its contributions to twentieth-century manufacturing, but it’s only beginning to receive wide attention for its contributions to Modern design and architecture.