This Old House Special: Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods

This Old House Special: Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods
March 24, 2017 paperlesslion

This Old House returns to Detroit for one day only to celebrate the broadcast premiere of the show with a special event and Community Conversation today. Watch LIVE online from the University of Detroit Mercy at 6:30 p.m.:

An incredible day of celebrating the role that public media plays in our lives continues on Friday evening with a community conversation and special event to celebrate the broadcast premiere of This Old House-Detroit episodes and, in the process, take a look at the importance of Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods.

One Detroit Roadshow: This Old House—Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods kicks off at 6:30 pm online with a community conversation moderated by MiWeek host, Christy McDonald and Detroit 67 Project Director, Marlowe Stoudamire,along with the talent from This Old House: host Kevin O’Connor, Tom Silva, and Richard Trethewey, and homeowners Frank & Tamiko Polk; Antoine Garibaldi, President of University of Detroit Mercy; Craig Fahle, Director of Public Affairs at the Detroit Land Bank Authority; realtor Lolita Haley; and Maurice Cox, Planning Director at the City of Detroit. Over 500 guests have signed up to be a part of the event at the U of D Mercy.

For the first time in the history of the show, This Old House traveled to Detroit last summer to work with retired firefighter Frank Polk as he and his family renovates a classic brick home. The 1939 two-story property was one of thousands of abandoned structures owned by the Detroit Land Bank. The Polk family purchased the Russell Woods neighborhood house at auction with the promise they would make improvements and move in. The Detroit episodes of This Old House are set to air April 3 on DPTV.

Join us TONIGHT (March 24) at 6:30pm for this unique event online here: The DPTV Social Media team will also be on-site capturing behind-the-scenes moments with the This Old House talent, homeowners, and more.

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