‘Antiques Roadshow’ to film at Meadow Brook Hall

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News

Meadow Brook Hall is about to be thrown into the spotlight – the “Antiques Roadshow” spotlight.

On Monday, the hit PBS show made it official, announcing that its June 14 appraisal event in Rochester would indeed be held at Meadow Brook Hall, the sprawling 88,000-square-foot former estate of auto heiress Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Each stop on the show’s 23rd season will be held at notable sites.

“Holding events at historic locations like Meadow Brook Hall adds a new depth to our show by filming appraisals in and around places that are treasures in their own right,” said “Roadshow” executive producer Marsha Bemko. “I can’t wait to see what finds we uncover in Rochester!”

Approximately 3,000 tickets were given away in a random drawing for the June 14 event, and producers will film three episodes at each location. Meadow Brook will be the last stop of the 2018 season, which also includes Sarasota, Florida (April 12); Tulsa, Oklahoma (April 21); Louisville, Kentucky (May 22); and San Diego, California (May 29). The episodes will air in 2019.

Meadow Brook Hall was built between 1926 and 1929 in a Tudor Revival style, the center of a 1,500-acre country estate for the Wilson Family. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 2012.


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