Discover how one Detroit family bought and renovated an abandoned home when This Old House airs Monday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television Channel 56.
The PBS Public Broadcasting Service television program traveled to Detroit for the first time to work with retired firefighter Frank Polk as he and his family renovate 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. Renovations began last summer with the 10 episodes of This Old House to premiere on Detroit Public Television Channel 56 and nationwide on PBS.
One Detroit Roadshow: This Old House – Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods
Watch One Detroit Roadshow: This Old House—Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods a community conversation with host, Christy McDonald and Detroit 67 Project Director, Marlowe Stoudamire, and 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.