“The Building Doctor” Clinic to be Held May 17-18

The Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association is proud to be one of the sponsors of “The Building Doctor” Clinic, scheduled for May 17-18 at Central Community House, 1150 Main Street.

The Building Doctor is a program of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Ohio Historical Society. According to their website, the Building Doctors “teach building owners how to recognize and solve some of the most common sources of problems in maintaining older buildings, and how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements.”

What better place to hold this type of workshop than in Olde Towne East? With some of the most beautiful and historically significant properties in the city, this workshop can give Olde Towne East property owners the knowledge to modernize their properties without sacrificing historic integrity.

The first day of the Building Doctors program features a 2-hour free seminar that is open to the public. The seminar will include topics like failing plaster, wet basements, masonry, wood issues, and other issues related to old buildings.

On the following day, the Building Doctors make the rounds of ailing buildings within five miles of the city center where the seminar is held to examine problems and prescribe cures. Their consultations are free, however they are limited and you must ask for an appointment with the Building Doctor when you register for the clinic in advance, and attend the free seminar to qualify.

The Building Doctors visit all kinds of pre-1955 buildings: schools, churches, factories, stores, offices, farm buildings, and homes. If you are selected as one of the second-day site visits, you’ll be contacted in advance of the visit to set up an appointment.

To register for this free event or to get more information, visit the Building Doctor website.


May 17-18
Central Community House
1150 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43205
Seminar Thursday, May 17 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Individual Property Consultations Friday, May 18 9:00am – 3:00pm

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