Auglaize County Historical Society presenting ‘How to Break the Simplest Rules and Look Bad Doing It’


Auglaize County Historical Society “How to Break the Simplest Rules and Look Bad Doing It”: 7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 Perry St., Wapakoneta. With Frank Quinn, Director of Preservation for Heritage Ohio, on rehabilitation.

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society and Downtown Wapakoneta will present “How to Break the Simplest Rules and Look Bad Doing It” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 Perry St., Wapakoneta.

Frank Quinn, Director of Preservation for Heritage Ohio, will give a presentation about the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Courtesy of Auglaize County Historical Society:

All are invited to join Frank Quinn, Director of Preservation for Heritage Ohio, for a presentation about the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, ten common sense guidelines developed to steer historic building rehabilitation in the right direction. The term “Make It No Worse” stems from an expression used by a colleague, noting that the key to a successful rehab project lies in preserving the existing historic fabric of a building and working from there. The outcome will then be a building that respects history while also providing modern amenities. In a presentation filled with images, Quinn will share some of the best and worst of what he’s seen over the years, as he’s crisscrossed Ohio and the Midwest.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Frank Quinn returned to Heritage Ohio in January 2007, after serving as Heritage Ohio’s director of historic preservation in 2002-2003. Quinn provides program support for Heritage Ohio’s preservation initiatives, including the easement program, and Save Ohio’s Treasures. Frank serves on the Ohio Historic Sites Preservation Advisory Board and on the Ohio National Road Association board. He previously served as Main Street manager in Marshall, Michigan, and was community preservation specialist with Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. Quinn graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2002 with a master’s degree in historic preservation planning. He also completed the Building Preservation Technology associate degree program at Belmont Technical College in St. Clairsville in 1997. Quinn didn’t know it at the time but he was destined to become a preservationist after reading The House With a Clock In Its Walls in fourth grade. The program will entertain and inform anyone who owns and/or loves the historic buildings of Auglaize County!

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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Auglaize County Historical Society “How to Break the Simplest Rules and Look Bad Doing It”: 7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 Perry St., Wapakoneta. With Frank Quinn, Director of Preservation for Heritage Ohio, on rehabilitation.

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