Marietta Main Street, Hidden Marietta Tour Company, The Castle Historic House Museum and the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office will sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic for old-building owners in the Marietta, Ohio, area on June 8–9, 2017.
The clinic features Building Doctors Scott McIntosh and Richard Jarvis of the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office. It begins with a free seminar on Thursday evening, June 8, from 7-9 p.m. at The Castle, 418 4th St., Marietta. Open to all old-building owners in the area, the seminar will feature guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problems of buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.
On Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the Building Doctors will visit pre-1955 buildings within five miles of downtown Marietta, advising owners on specific technical or design problems by appointment. The ‘doctors’ examine all kinds of older buildings. Some of the things that typically call for an on-site examination include persistent peeling paint or flaking plaster, a wet basement, deteriorating masonry and plans for remodeling, additions or demolitions.
The seminar and on-site consultations are free with advance registration. To register, visit building-doctor.org or call 800-499-2470 or 614-298-2000. For more information, contact Cristie Thomas of Marietta Main Street at 740-885-8194 or email@example.com.
The Building Doctor program is made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office. Each clinic is made possible by support from local cosponsors, as well.
The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office is Ohio’s official historic preservation agency. It identifies historic places in Ohio, nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews federally-assisted projects for effects on historic, architectural and archaeological resources in Ohio, consults on conservation of older buildings and sites and offers educational programs and publications.