Building Doctor 2015

Building Doctors Hold Six Clinics in 2014

The Ohio History Connection's Building Doctors will hold clinics in Sandusky, Salem, Peninsula, Westerville, Lakewood, and RichfieldCall 800-499-2470 to register for a clinic today. 

Click here to Register Online! 

The "doctors" work in teams, teaching old-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. 

Each Building Doctor clinic begins with a free seminar on topics like peeling paint and failing plaster, wet basements, deteriorating masonry, windows, wood issues, and bringing buildings built before 1955 up to date without sacrificing historic integrity. 

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. You'll be contacted in advance of the visit to set up an appointment.

2014 Building Doctor Clinic Schedule


March 13 –14, 2014
Seminar Thursday, March 13

7:00 p.m. / Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky

Consultations Friday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by The Old House Guild of Sandusky

Rick Scheel, 419-626-8605 or



April 3 – 4, 2014

7:00 p.m. / Kent State University City Center, Auditorium, 230 N. Lincoln Ave., Salem

Consultations Friday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by Salem Preservation Society, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and Kent State University Salem

Virginia Grilli, 330-337-7225 or



Date: May 1 – 2, 2014
Seminar Thursday, May 1

7:00 p.m. / G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main St., (State Route 303), Peninsula

Consultations Friday, May 2

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by: Terry Lumber & Supply Company

Rebecca Urban Phone: 330-657-2528 or


June 5 – 6, 2014

Seminar Thursday, June 5
7:00 p.m. / Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Meeting Room A, Westerville

Consultations Friday, June 6

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by: Westerville Public Library

Contact: Beth Weinhardt

Phone: 614-259-5028 or



June 26 – 27, 2014
Seminar Thursday, June 26

7:00 p.m. / University of Akron, Lakewood, 14725 Detroit Ave., Suite #108, Lakewood

Consultations Friday, June 27

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by LakewoodAlive and Lakewood Historical Society

Allison Urbanek, 216-521-0655 or



July 17 – 18, 2014
Seminar Thursday, July 17

7:00 p.m. / Historical Museum of Richfield, 3907 Broadview Rd., Richfield

Consultations Friday, July 18

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by Richfield Historical Society, Richfield Town Trust and Taverne of Richfield
Contact: Karen Smik, 330-659-4750 or


The program is a service of the State Historic Preservation Office, Ohio's official historic preservation agency. A part of the Ohio History Connection, the State Historic Preservation Office identifies historic places in Ohio, nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews projects seeking state and federal tax credits for rehabilitation, consults on federally-assisted projects for effects on historic, architectural, and archaeological resources in Ohio, qualifies communities for the Certified Local Government program, consults on the conservation of older buildings and sites, and offers educational programs and publications. 

Call 800-499-2470 to register for a Clinic today. Click here to Register Online!

For more information about the Building Doctor program click here or call 614-298-2000.