Traveling to Michigan any time soon? If so, make sure you stop over in Midland to try out their new house tour curation app.
The project, spearheaded by Mid-Century Modern Midland (MCMM), allows users to search through all of the Mid Century homes in Midland, view photos, hear their stories, and, most importantly, create a custom route in Google Maps for those architecture-hungry preservationists on the road.
More than 30 community volunteers canvassed the entire city of Midland to help collect the information of which the database is comprised.
“We learned so much about these amazing structures and the people who designed, built, and lived in them, and will continue to refine and document these buildings as we move forward,” Carol Neff, coordinator of the MCMM project, said in a statement.
“What differentiates Midland is the unbelievable quality and concentration of these structures that create a cohesive expression of Modernism in the Midwest,” added Craig McDonald, director of the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio and founder of MCMM, in a statement. “We have worked almost two years to identify the structures that create this unparalleled collection. Over 39 architects and an additional eight engineers and designers have been identified to have at least one structure represented in Midland.”
Read the full story here, and start planning your next trip to the modernist marvels in Michigan.