MOUNT VERNON – Main Street Mount Vernon (MSMV, formerly Heritage Centre Association) has invited the Building Doctors, a preservation education program provided by the Ohio History Connection, to come to Mount Vernon. One of MSMV’s many goals is to increase efforts within Mount Vernon that promote safe and proper preservation practices to maintain the aesthetic qualities that make our community a unique and viable destination for businesses, visitors, and residents. The Building Doctor Clinic intends to do just that.
On Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel, the Building Doctors will teach property owners how to recognize and solve some of the most common sources of problems they face in maintaining older buildings. This program is free and open to the public. Participants will learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to their historic structures.
On Friday, April 28, the Building Doctors will make one-on-one site visits to discuss specific issues with property owners. Individuals interested in having the Building Doctors examine specific issues with their building must schedule a consultation in advance. Properties must have been built in 1955 or earlier to be eligible for a site visit. All property types qualify, whether it is residential, commercial, religious, or other.
The Building Doctor Clinic is sponsored by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, part of the Ohio History Connection. Main Street Mount Vernon is co-sponsoring the clinic, with assistance from the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Knox County Chamber of Commerce, Knox County Landmarks Foundation (formerly Knox County Renaissance Foundation), and the Woodward Development Corporation.