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NPR’s “The House Doctor” to make a call in Ninth District

Tuesday April 6, 2010

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Bob Yapp, better known as “The House Doctor” will bring his knowledge of historic home preservation to Louisville Metro in a series of three free seminars on Saturday, April 10th at the Clifton Center, as part of the 2010 Rehab-A-Rama.

“I want to encourage everyone who has an interest in or passion for historic home preservation to come out to this event,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9). “Bob Yapp is worth the time because he teaches you how to do historic preservation that is green and affordable.” The 2010 Rehab-A-Rama is sponsored by Metro Louisville’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission. The event also receives help from the Kentucky Heritage Council and Preservation Louisville Inc. The 9th District has provided funding to video the various presentations and plan to make it available on the web, library and other venues.

The seminars will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. It is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

“Anyone who has been to a Home-A- Rama knows the focus is on new homes and furnishings,” says Ward-Pugh. “In the case of Rehab-A-Rama, you are shown how to repair and rehabilitate historic buildings which can continue to contribute to our neighborhoods for years to come.”

Bob Yapp will present three seminars; “Paint it Right”, “Old Windows aren’t a Pane: They’re a Goldmine” and “Additions that Work”. Rehab-A- Rama will also feature local contractors and preservation professionals who can offer advice and answers to questions about repairs for a historic home.

For more information contact Cynthia Johnson at the Landmarks Commission at 574-2868 or you can contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s Office at 574-1109.

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9