Learn More About The Douglass at Page Woodson

October 24, 2018 by Juvenio Guerra

"The Douglass at Page Woodson is an incredible success story of redevelopment—taking a historic building in a once again growing area and converting it into affordable housing, the site provides residents with the sense of identity, history, and authenticity that engenders well-being."

—Cayla Lewis, Executive Director of Preservation Oklahoma

The Douglass at Page Woodson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The restoration and adaptation of Page Woodson School into affordable apartments marks a vibrant cultural renewal in Oklahoma City. In a public-private partnership, the badly decayed 1910 school house—renamed in 1934 for abolitionist Frederick Douglass when it became an all-black high school—underwent extensive restoration and now accommodates 60 affordable apartments and a community auditorium.

Historic guests of the building’s auditorium included jazz great Duke Ellington, singer Marian Anderson, and Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first African American Supreme Court justice.

The exterior of Page Woodson School.

photo by: Justin Clemons Photography

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