Mid-Century Modern Midland features the Residential Work of
Jack P. Feagley
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Advanced ticket sales only. You will not be able to purchase the day of the event.
Please join MCMM on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1-3pm, for self-guided tours, featuring two of Mr. Feagley’s residential designs. The tour includes both the Mr. and Mrs. Reinke Residence-1941, located at 33 Lexington Court Midland, MI 48642 and the Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Winters Residence-1961, Located at 4210 Andre St. Midland, MI 48642 (Guest to provide own transportation to homes)
Jack P. Feagley Biography:
Jack P. Feagley was born in 1930 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and lived most of his childhood in Easton,
Pennsylvania, where he attended grade school and middle school. He attended Billard Naval Academy in New London, Connecticut and was the art editor for his year book. He had an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, but was unable to go because he was color blind.
Jack then turned to another passion and pursued becoming an architect. He applied and was accepted to Penn State in 1950. While attending Penn State, Jack competed against 59 other contestants and won a competition sponsored by the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, to design a newspaper plant.
After graduating college in 1954, Jack went into the service and spent three years in Washington D.C. in the Corps of Engineers while simultaneously working for architect Hugh Moore Jr. so he could complete his commitment to take the boards in architecture. In January of 1957 he passed his exam and officially became a registered architect. By getting his registration in Washington D.C., through reciprocity, he could practice in any state in the country.
Together with his wife Doris and their young, growing family, Jack came to Midland in 1957 to work for architect Francis “Red” Warner and stayed at his firm until 1962. He designed several houses in Midland and the greater Mid-Michigan area. He then began working for Alden B. Dow Associates, Inc. and continued there for the next 21 years. During his time at the firm he researched and specified the materials for structures. In addition to being lead designer for projects like the Chemical Bank in Saginaw, he became the Chief Specifications Writer for the firm. Jack served the American Institute of Architecture – Saginaw Valley Chapter as Secretary 1969, Vice President 1970, President 1971 and Past President 1972.
Thank You to everyone who attended the 2018 Cranbrook Day Trip
Presented by Ruth & Jack Ham on April 29, 2018 at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Homeowner’s meeting.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Jackson B. Hallett Self-Guided Tour on Sunday November 5th!
Congratulations to the winners of the
Mid-Century Modern Midland Architect Quiz
that was handed out to attendees of the event.
Meg Harding and Stan Halpin
won a $50 gift certificate for the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio for correctly identifying the most architects.
The answers to the quiz are:
3100 Applewood: Jackson Hallett
3108 Applewood: James Spence
3200 Applewood: William Stone
3205 Applewood: Carl G. Schulwitz
3300 Applewood: Jackson Hallett
3400 Applewood: A.B. Dow
3401 Applewood: Cle Allison
3410 Applewood: Jackson Hallett
3418 Applewood: A. B. Dow, with an addition by Jackson Hallett ( ½ point for Hallett!)
3419 Applewood: A.B. Dow
3711 Applewood: Robert Schwartz and Glenn Beach
3812 Applewood: “F.E. “Red” Warner
3910 Applewood: Carl G. Schulwitz
Mid-Century Modern Midland’s efforts to document the cities architectural heritage is receiving national coverage from one of the Design Industries leading media sources! Please take some time to read and share “Defining an Architectural Canon From the Ground Up” By DWELL writer Caroline Wallis. Please leave a comment on the article to show your support for this project that will aid in the national recognition of Midland’s rich history and collection of great architecture and design.
Speaking of updates, it’s been a few months since our meeting at the UCC to kick off our architect and architecture projects. There are currently over 800 entries on the architecture database!
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