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Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Meadow Brook Hall

 
 
Meadow Brook Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2016
1. Meadow Brook Hall Marker
Inscription. Home of Alfred G. and Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of John Dodge), this Tudor style mansion was built in 1926-29. William E. Kapp of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls designed the Hall, incorporating details from famous homes of England. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson deeded the Hall and its 1400-acre estate to Michigan State University in 1957 to found what is now Oakland University. The Hall opened to the public in September 1971 as a conference and cultural center of the University.
 
Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S492.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.336′ N, 83° 12.09′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from Golf View Lane 0.6 miles west of South Adams Road. Touch for map. The marker is in the entryway of the mansion, which is about 0.1 miles from the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 480 South Adams Road, Rochester MI 48309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Meadow Brook Hall (here, next to this marker); Three-faced Clock
Meadow Brook Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2016
2. Meadow Brook Hall Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Rochester Opera House (approx. 3 miles away); Masonic Block (approx. 3 miles away); Detroit United Railway and Car Barn (approx. 3 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pontiac Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away); Troy Corners (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Meadow Brook History. (Submitted on December 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Meadow Brook Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2016
3. Meadow Brook Hall
Marker is inside the entrance on the right.
National Register of Historic Places Placque image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2016
4. National Register of Historic Places Placque
Text on placque above the historical marker:
In 1979, the year of its 50th anniversary, Meadow Brook Hall was listed officially in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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