If Walls Could Talk...

If Walls Could Talk is a show that takes inquiring minds on a journey through stunning historic homes throughout America. Hosted by Mike Siegel, this Home and Garden Network Television production goes on the roads across the US to visit the homeowners and hear their stories of how they discovered the past of their beloved home.

The guests featured on these shows all have one thing in common, they love the older homes and the character they provide. Whether they have inherited the home, or they have purchased it with a renovation in mind, they often find many unique things within the walls and in hidden spaces of the home. These items can be precious mementos of families that used to live in the homes, or they can be priceless works of art incorporated into the design.

Many of the people delve into the history of the home and learn as much about the home and its inhabitants as they can. Finding historical documents can include hitting the library or asking neighbors for information. Some of the homes have had famous people living in them and others just have old world charm that seems to call to the new owners. What is interesting is the homes that find they have significant historical events that have happened right on their properties that are important to American History or their towns.

The actual owners give eyewitness accounts to every uncovered item. If the items appear to be of great value, like one stained glass window, the show will bring in an appraiser to review the piece and quote a price. While most find that their treasures are worth more sentimental value than monitory, they still love them the same. There have been a few shocking moments when things were worth more than they could have ever imagined, but these owners have no intentions of parting with their treasures.

This show showcase homes with a colorful past and those that have endured great tragedies. Most of these homes have been restored to their original luster and are full of stories to tell.

HGTV
1 Season, 40 Episodes
May 15, 2008
Home & Garden
8.7/10
Cast: Jeanne Cornay, Louis Cornay, Howard McDaniel, Terry McDaniel
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If Walls Could Talk... Full Episode Guide

  • A home with a link to an author; a grave is found in a yard.

  • A home with a musical past, and a home's culinary history.

  • A Louisiana home holds Civil War secrets.

  • A Missouri home has with a connection to Tom Sawyer.

  • A family is shocked to find several secret passageways.

  • A home in Franklin, Louisiana, that has a fairytale past.

  • An Arizona homeowner finds some wild west history.

  • A woman finds signed watercolors from a famous artist.

  • An 1860 Colonial with a unique connection to Howard Hughs.

  • A former candy factory's fixtures might be worth a fortune.

  • Find out what a home's antique plumbing fixtures are worth.

  • A former brewery owner's home contains a secret tunnel.

  • A Georgia home with roots that lead to an expert gardener.

  • A discovery in a Georgia home leads to a famous mobster.

  • Mike Seigel heads to a Georgia home with interesting ties to Eli Whitney.

  • A carriage house has a link to a famous musician. Mike Siegel investigates.

  • A couple that discovers the county was formed in their barn.

  • Mike Siegel visits an Indiana home linked to a former red-light district.

  • An Illinois home has an amazing connection to Abe Lincoln.

  • Mike Siegel visits a home with an interesting feature in the dining room.

  • Mike Siegel looks into an Indiana home with a famous mobster connection.

  • An eerie surprise is uncovered in a backyard.

  • A Minnesota mansion has ties to famous singing sisters.

  • Will a home rich in history make one couple rich?

  • A Woodstock house is part of rock and roll history.

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