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Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Butenschoen House
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Location 1212 Helen St., Midland, Michigan
Area less than one acre
Built 1941 (1941)
Built by Alden Dow Building Co.
Architect Alden B. Dow
Architectural style Modern Movement
MPS Residential Architecture of Alden B. Dow in Midland, Michigan MPS AD
NRHP reference No. 04000643
Added to NRHP June 22, 2004

The Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Butenschoen House is a single-family home located at 1212 Helen Street in Midland, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.


Louis Butenschoen was a technological chemical engineer at Dow Chemical Company. In 1941, the Butenschoens hired architect Alden B. Dow to design this house. They signed a contract with the Alden Dow Building Company to build it, and construction was completed in the summer of 1942. The Butenschoens lived in the house well into the 21st century.


The Butenschoen House is a single story brick house. It is located on a spacious corner lot on the Midland Country Club, set well back from the road. It has an intersecting hip roof with deep eaves. The front facade has a broad blank garage wall on one end, is balanced by large living room windows on the other. A large central entrance is in between. A walkway runs from the driveway to the front entrance, sited under the protection of the eaves. A large, low concrete planter is located at the end of the walk.

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