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Pam Billings, a “Beacon of Hope,” is honored with award at national summit

Pam Billings will be honored this weekend for her service to others at the Annual Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit in the nation's capital. Pam, the Property Manager at the Douglass and the Douglass Next Door, is a lung cancer survivor, and along with three other women, she created Oklahoma's only lung cancer survivor support group.

"We're so proud of Pam, and her selfless efforts," says Becky Sesock, Price Edwards Senior Vice President of the Multifamily division.

"We really rely on people like Pam," says Maureen Rigney, of the Lung Cancer Summit. "She's a true inspiration."

Pam has been with Price Edwards for ten years.

To learn more about Pam's journey, click here.


The Douglass at Page Woodson Wins National Historic Preservation Award

The National Trust for Historic Preservation |  |  October 15, 2018

The Douglass at Page Woodson was recently selected as one of three winners of the 2018 Driehaus Preservation Award. These prestigious awards are given annually following a juried competition and presented to historic preservation efforts that provide a positive impact on their communities and demonstrate an excellence in execution.

“Through creative and meticulous restorations that reinvigorate older buildings, elevate the quality of public life, and educate and encourage others, the winning projects are outstanding examples of the power and potential of preservation to improve lives,” said Stephanie Meeks, President, and CEO of the National Trust..

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Nova Awards honors renovation project

NewsOK  |  December 16, 2017

Price Edwards & Co. was named Management Company of the Year recently at the 2017 Nova Awards, presented by the Apartment Association of Central Oklahoma at the Embassy Suites in Norman.

The Page Woodson Apartment Community, 600 N High Ave., which is managed and leased by Price Edwards, was named Renovation of the Year. Page Woodson features a mix of new construction and historical structures, including the former Douglass High School, which has been redesigned as apartments.

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Community Focus:  The Page Woodson Building

KOKH Fox 25 News |  October 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The selling point for the newly renovated Page-Woodson Building, formerly known as the old Douglas High School, is "Where contemporary meets history".

There are chalkboards in the bedrooms, just down the hall you can find a modern kitchen, but the history still lives in the hallways.

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Historic Oklahoma City School Reopens as Housing

Affordable Housing Finance  |  July 25, 2017

After sitting empty for more than 20 years, the old Douglass High School has reopened its doors as affordable housing in Oklahoma City.  The historic building, now known as The Douglass, has been converted into 60 apartments by SCG Development and Colony Partners. The joint-venture partners have also constructed The Douglass Next Door, a new building that provides an additional 68 affordable apartments.


A look all around at renovated Page Woodson school  |  June 19, 2017

Now formally known as The Douglass at Page Woodson, the former Douglass High and Page Woodson school is wrapping up redevelopment and new construction in near northeast Oklahoma City.


Former Page Woodson School gets reimagined as a housing complex

Oklahoma Gazette  |  by Laura Eastes |  June 14, 2017

“We didn’t know what we would do with the building,” developer Ron Bradshaw explained to Oklahoma Gazette when standing in the newly renovated auditorium lobby in the 90,000-square-foot building, historically known as Douglass High School and last known as Page Woodson School, in northeast Oklahoma City.

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Former school now ready for residents to move in

by Lacey Lett  |  May 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - The old Page Woodson school has been a hot spot for vandals since it closed more than 20 years ago.

Now, the former northeast Oklahoma City school is seeing new life as apartments.

The art deco designs on the outside, chalkboards and the old auditorium are clues the building was once a school.

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The Old Douglass High School has new life as apartments and community center

KFOR NewsChannel 4  |  Galen Culver  |  April 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA -- Brick, mortar, and history.

Construction crews are still working away at this century old building.  "This building dates back to 1911," says Progress Oklahoma Director Neila Crank -Clements.

Clements gave us one of the first looks inside what was once Douglass High School from 1934 to 1954, the Page -Woodson School up until 1994, and a vacant building until work started a year ago.

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Historic NE School will have new look, purpose by summer

KOCO Channel 5 News - Patrina Adger  |  April 4, 2017

A school in northeast Oklahoma City that was the first school in Oklahoma to be desegregated has been left empty for more than 20 years. The building is undergoing a transformation that will give the building a new purpose.

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Progress OKC

A small group of community leaders got to see up close the renovations of Page Woodson School. Developer Ron Bradshaw, along with businessman Russell Perry, Alliance President and CEO Cathy O'Connor and Progress OKC Executive Director Neila Crank-Clements spoke about their plans, passion and purpose for reviving the abandoned building.


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The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City

After sitting abandoned for two decades, the Page Woodson High School renovation will offer high-quality, affordable apartment housing, meeting a critical need in this area.