The Building Doctor Program

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 pre-1955 buildings up to date without sacrificing historic integrity.

On the second day, the Building Doctors tour ailing buildings within five miles of the city center where the seminar is held to examine problems and prescribe cures. They visit all kinds of pre-1955 buildings: schools, churches, factories, stores, offices, farm buildings and homes. Their consultations are free but very limited. You must request an appointment when you register for the clinic and attend the free seminar to qualify. You'll be contacted in advance of the clinic to set up an appointment.

2022 Building Doctor Clinics

The 2022 Building Doctor clinics will be held in Shelby, Ohio on October 10-11, 2022 and Dover, Ohio on October  27-28, 2022

Co-sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic

Do old-building owners in your community have questions about how to maintain their historic properties? Consider co-sponsoring a Building Doctor clinic to help them find the answers. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Building Doctor Clinics are now being scheduled for the coming season, typically from April through October each year.

If your community is interested in co-sponsoring a Building Doctor Clinic and would like additional information about the program and the costs associated, please call 614.298.2000.

Marketing Materials for Co-Sponsors

Thank you for being a sponsor for one of this year’s Building Doctor Clinics. To help you promote the clinic in your community, we’ve developed some resources for your use. We are looking forward to working with you on your Building Doctor Clinic.

Marketing Materials for Co-Sponsors

Save-the-Date Posters

Below are two different size posters in various colors you can use to let your community know about the upcoming clinic. Print, fill in the blanks and display the posters at your location and that of any other clinic partners, as well as at area libraries, grocery stores, coffee shops and recreation centers.

11x17 Posters

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Yellow


Here are two different size Building Doctor graphics that can be used on your web site, Facebook or Twitter pages to guide registrants to this building doctor page. Click on the graphic below, that you wish to use, then right click To download a graphic, click on the you wish to use below, right click the image and choose "save image as" and save to your device.