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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

OKCtalk.com  |  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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Page Woodson, Act 1

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.