Free help for owners of historic homes

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'House Doctor' will present three programs in Louisville

By Celia McDonald

The 2010 Rehab-A-Rama will be held 9-4 p.m. April 10 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., Louisville. Sponsored by Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission with a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the support of Preservation Louisville, the event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

Bob Yapp, “The House Doctor” featured on National Public Radio and TV will present three programs to help homeowners rehab their historic houses. They are 9-10 a.m. “Paint It Right”; 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Old Windows Aren’t a Pane, They’re a Gold Mine”; and 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Additions That Work.”

Additional seminars will be presented on handling lead paint, landscape maintenance and windows.

In addition, a free preservation trade show will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to put you in touch with local contractors, craftspeople, preservation professionals and architects who are skilled in repair and rehabilitation of historic buildings. It’s a great opportunity to get your questions answered one-on-one and gather information and resources about your preservation project, using the right materials or finding trained professionals.

Recognition of our top landmark

Congratulations are due to Lincoln’s Birthplace and the great staff there for being voted the best historic landmark in Kentucky, as seen in Kentucky Living magazine.