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This Old House® is coming to Detroit! 

This Old House - Detroit House with Family'This Old House' in Detroit - Monet Polk (daughter); Carolyn O’Bryant (mother); Frank Polk; Tamiko Polk (wife); Christian Polk (son)Kevin O’Connor

Detroit Episodes Begin Monday, April 3 at 7:30pm ET

This Old House traveled to Detroit for the first time to work with retired firefighter Frank Polk as he and his family renovate a classic brick home. Renovations began last summer with the 10 episodes to premiere on Detroit Public Television (56.1) on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:30pm ET. This Old House currently airs on Create (56.3) Fridays at 6pm ET, but we will add the Monday at 7:30pm time slot on 56.1 when the Detroit episodes begin in April.  Visit the schedule to check if your provider carries Create. 

The team will work with retired firefighter Frank and his family as they renovate their classic brick home. The 1939 two-story property was one of thousands of abandoned structures owned by the Detroit Land Bank. The family recently purchased the Russell Woods neighborhood house at auction with the promise they would make improvements and move in.

Expected work includes a new roof, kitchen and baths, plus new mechanicals to replace vandalized equipment in the basement. The team will look to preserve historic details such as leaded stained glass windows and archways as the homeowners blend their modern aesthetics with the home’s historic details. It’s a total family affair as THIS OLD HOUSE pitches in to help reclaim this beautiful corner of the city.  

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One Detroit Roadshow: This Old House – Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods 

Tune in to the One Detroit Roadshow: This Old House – Rebuilding Detroit’s Neighborhoods on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:30pm ET for a live conversation with This Old House hosts, Kevin O'Connor,  along with Tom Silva and Richard Trethewey. 

This event is at CAPACITY.  Thank your for your interest. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please add your name here


Detroit. One House at a Time

Watch the digital series that takes a deeper look into TOH's Detroit project. 

Detroit. One House at a Time. Intro | Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3

Detroit. One House at a Time - This Old House web series episode 3. Play video now.



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Crain's Detroit Business - March 9, 2017 - DPTV to host a public event with cast from This Old House-Detroit March 24
Detroit Public TV - March 7, 2017 - DPTV Celebrates Premiere of This Old House-Detroit with Community Conversation & Toolkit Party Featuring hosts of show/homeowners & PBS President, Paula Kerger - March 2, 2017 -  This Old House' to debut bonus Detroit digital series on Friday'This Old House' will feature rehab of Detroit home PBS’s ‘This Old House’ visits Detroit in new season
MLive 'This Old House:' PBS show to film in Detroit for first time 
Crain's Detroit BusinessPBS' 'This Old House' to help restore home in northwest Detroit 

View press release from the producers of This Old House.


One Detroit Roadshow: This Old House - Rebuilding Detroit's Neighborhoods

March 24, 2017

The Rebuilding Detroit's Neighborhoods One Detroit Roadshow and This Old House Toolkit Party is at capacity.  If you would like to find out about events like this in the future, register to be placed on our waiting list.

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