Yaeger Architecture Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Oklahoma Historical Society has awarded Yaeger Architecture, in addition to Rosin Preservation LLC and Comprise Community Development Company, a 2016 State Historic Preservation Officer’s Citation of Merit. This recognition was given for the certified rehabilitation of Oklahoma City’s historic Wesley Hospital. The building was originally constructed in 1911 as Wesley Hospital and was converted in the 1980s to an 85-unit low-income senior housing facility which remains today.
The Yaeger team conducted a Capital Needs Assessment that included building systems, a code, life safety and ADA compliance analysis, and creation of building drawings that reflected the building’s current configuration. The building was acquired in 2013 by Comprise with the intent to restore its historic features and improve quality of life for the staff and residents within. Residents of the property now enjoy in-unit air conditioning, new kitchens, bathrooms, fixtures, electrical and plumbing systems. Repairs were also made to the common areas of the building, cleaning procedures were applied to the brick façade of the structure, and Wesley Village’s main entrance was restored to its original appearance when it was Wesley Hospital.
The Citation of Merit is awarded annually to individuals, organizations, agencies, and firms that have made important contributions in the preservation of Oklahoma’s rich heritage. This year the awards presentation ceremony and banquet will be held in Enid, OK on June 2nd.
Congratulations to our team and our partners on this effort! See more photos of the project below: