Building Doctor Clinics

Building Doctors Hold Six Clinics in 2015

The Ohio Historical Society's Building Doctors will hold clinics in Greenhills, Hudson, Newark, Troy, Oxford and Napoleon. Call 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.

2015 Building Doctor Clinic Schedule

March 12 – 13, 2015
Seminar: Thursday, March 12
7:00 p.m. / Community Building, 8 Enfield Street, Multipurpose Room, Greenhills
Consultations: Friday, March 13, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by Greenhills Historical Society
Contact: Chris Russo, 513-888-7218 or

April 30 – May 1, 2015
Seminar: Thursday, April 30
7:00 p.m. / Barlow Community Center, Theatre, 41 S. Oviatt Street, Hudson
Consultations: Friday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by Hudson Heritage Association and the City of Hudson
Contact: Kelly Berger, 330-800-7782 or

Date: July 23 – 24, 2015
Seminar: Thursday, July 23
7:00 p.m. / The Dawes Arboretum, Visitor’s Center, 7770 Jacksontown Road, SE, Newark
Consultations: Friday, July 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by: The Dawes Arboretum and Historic Hudson Community Association
Contact: Leslie Wagner, 740-323-2355 or

August 13 – 14, 2015
Seminar: Thursday, August 13
7:00 p.m. / Troy-Haynes Cultural Center, 301 W. Main Street, Troy
Consultations: Friday, August 14
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by: Troy Community Works, Troy Main Street and Troy Historical Society
Contact: Barbara Hughes, 937-216-0313 or

September 17 – 18, 2015
Seminar: Thursday, September 17
7:00 p.m. / Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Avenue, Oxford
Consultations: Friday, September 18
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by Oxford Community Arts Center, Smith Library of Regional History, and Miami University Department of Architecture and Interior Design
Contact: Sam Perry, 513-524-5204 or

October 22 – 23, 2015
Seminar: Thursday, October 22
7:00 p.m. / Senior Center, 130 E. Clinton Street, Napoleon
Consultations: Friday, October 23
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by Henry County Chamber of Commerce, City of Napoleon and Henry County Historical Society
Contact: Monica S. Irelan, 419-592-4010 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.