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Meadow Brook Hall Named National Historic Landmark

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The historic Meadow Brook Hall offers romantic gardens and elegant accommodations. (Credit:

The historic Meadow Brook Hall offers romantic gardens and elegant accommodations. (Credit:

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ROCHESTER (WWJ/AP) - Meadow Brook Hall in suburban Detroit has been named a National Historic Landmark.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the designation for the estate in Rochester and 12 other sites around the country.

Meadow Brook is located on the campus of Oakland University. The home was built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, the widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband. Constructed between 1926 and 1929 for $4 million, Meadow Brook is an example of Tudor-revival architecture.

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places that possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. The program, established in 1935, is administered by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior.

For more information on the National Historic Landmarks program, visit

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