Mid-Century Michigan is a project aimed at documenting modern homes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With a focus on mid-century-modernism, the homes featured on this blog were built between 1940-1975. The intention is to unearth the stories behind these homes, explaining the history of the architects, the clients, the commissions, and the houses themselves. The concept of the project is to present a photo-rich portrayal of how these homes are lived in today.
Additional contributions may be made by current owners, architectural historians, and in some cases, maybe even the architects themselves. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goals of Mid-Century Michigan:
- To document the city’s important architectural design heritage.
- To preserve modern architecture through bolstered advocacy and awareness of these important residential landmarks on local, national, and international levels.
- To increase general appreciation of these modern masterpieces, as little has been published on some of these locations.
- To create a platform for an ongoing dialogue of modern residential architecture in Michigan.
- To promote an image of Michigan as a hotspot of progressive design by showcasing its roots in the modern movement..