DOBI Explores: Meadow Brook Hall | DOBI

DOBI Explores: Meadow Brook Hall

"An American Castle"

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall was built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929 for $4 million, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of tudor-revival architecture in America. Meadow Brook is located in Rochester, Michigan on the campus of Oakland University.

Meadow Brook is recognized nationally as a cultural institution, known for its progressive approach to sustainable business practices and being an iconic landmark.

Connor Newton, Visitor Services Manager, takes us through the Historic Meadow Brook Hall and dives into its history, features, and unique architecture. Dubbed ‘An American Castle’ one of its most prominent features is the chimney, directly inspired by Hampton Court in England. The detailing on the facade with limestone detail work is featured both on the interior and exterior.

Watch the full feature film below: