Abandoned Guthrie hospital to be converted into senior living center

Abandoned Guthrie hospital to be converted into senior living center

Abandoned for nearly four decades, a construction company has announced their plans to begin renovation of a 1920’s building for a senior living center on Guthrie’s west side.

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Hixon Construction Company, based out of Oklahoma City, is working with the developer Benedictine Senior Housing GP, LLC, Belmont Development and Blackledge Associates Architects on the building formerly known as the Logan Memorial County Hospital.

The building will be converted into a senior living center and named The Villas of Benedictine.  The name comes from one of the former owners, The Sisters of Saint Benedict.

The facility will contain a total of 53 units and be marketed to seniors aged 62 and older. There is currently a five-story hospital building and a one-story physical plant accessory building on the property.

The five-story hospital building will be converted into an apartment building containing 37 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, a leasing office, multiple lounge areas, a computer lab, library, two shared laundry facilities, a craft room and a community room.

The existing physical plant accessory building will be rehabilitated and converted into a maintenance storage area. New construction will consist of a stand-alone FEMA-rated storm shelter, two four-plex apartment buildings and one eight-plex apartment building.  All units in the three new construction buildings will be two-bedroom apartment homes with an exterior storage units for each home.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

The building was first constructed in 1925 and in 1974 was renamed Logan County Memorial Hospital. A replacement facility (Mercy Logan County Hospital), was built in 1978.

6 Responses to "Abandoned Guthrie hospital to be converted into senior living center"

  1. Sue Dickie   November 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    That’s Awesome ❤

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  2. Sue Dickie   November 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    That’s SO AWESOME ❤

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  3. Lea Charbonneaux   November 9, 2017 at 11:11 am

    We really need it and another beautiful building is saved ❤️

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  4. Miriam Schnoebelen   November 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    How about that! Truly impressed with its new name … Sister Miriam Schnoebelen, OSB (former Administrator of Benedictine Heights Hospital, Guthrie Oklahoma. The building was abandoned for years before our Benedictine Sisters (in Guthrie at that time) finished it. That was about 1947-48. It was then named Katherine E. Price, Benedictine Heights Hospital. (Katherine E. Price was one of our donors.) We “sold” it to the Oklahoma City Catholic Diocese in the early 1960’s. Would you please be sure that the Benedictine Sisters in Tulsa, Oklahoma get a copy of this! Thanks Miriam

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  5. Sister Miriam Schnoebelen, OSB   November 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Miriam Schnoebelen, OSB (Former Administrator of Benedictine Heights Hospital) “What good news!! this is”

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  6. Teresa Anderson   November 12, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    That is awesome. I was born in the hospital in April 1971.

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