We in Ohio know about the longstanding successful program of the Ohio Historical Society, which has brought experts in preservation topics to communities around the state. Now, a wider audience is aware of the initiative.
The program is a hands-on opportunity for property owners to learn about techniques in preserving older structures. On the first day of a Building Doctor visit, experts conduct seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Then, on the second day, the program goes “on the road” for in person visits to, as the site’s website reveals, “…examine problems and prescribe cures” – just like their medicinal counterparts.
In the January 2013 issue of Old House Journal, the Building Doctor program is referenced in an article, which includes an interview with one of the doctors, Mariangela Pfister of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. The article discusses how the program is executed, and its uniqueness as the only one of its kind sponsored by a state historic preservation office.
In 2013, the Building Doctor is slated to visit the communities of Ellsworth, Groveport, Hamilton, Port Clinton, Vermilion, and Xenia. Click here for more information on the program.