Building Doctors

What’s Up, Doc?

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, to be held Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, intends to do just that.

Building Doctors teach property owners how to recognize and solve some of the most common sources of problems they face in maintaining older buildings.  Thursday evening’s program is free and open to the public.  Participants will learn how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements to their historic structures.  The Building Doctors will make one-on-one site visits throughout the day on Friday.  Individuals interested in having the Building Doctors come to their property to examine specific issues with their building must schedule a consultation in advance.

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.

For more information, please contact Aubrey Brown at the Knox County CVB by phone at 740-392-6102, or email To learn more or to pre-register, click here.