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Wheatley-Provident Hospital
Wheatley-Provident Hospital southeast side.jpg
Southeast side and front door
Location Kansas City, Missouri
Elevation 817 ft
Built 1903; 118 years ago (1903)
Original use St. Joseph's Parochial School
Rebuilt June 1, 1918; 102 years ago (1918-06-01)
Restored by 1826 Forest Re Holdings LLC
Current use Historical restoration
Owner 1826 Forest Re Holdings LLC
Wheatley-Provident Hospital northeast August 2020
Viewed from the northeast, under rehabilitation, in August 2020
Wheatley-Provident Hospital etching east roof
Etching above the east-facing front door
Wheatley-Provident Hospital north face asylum sign
North face, with the rooftop "ASYLUM" sign remnant from having been a Halloween haunted house attraction in the 1980s-1990s
Wheatley-Provident Hospital fundraiser photo 1917
Fundraiser photo, 1917

Wheatley-Provident Hospital is a historic site at 1826 Forest Avenue in the 18th and Vine District of Kansas City, Missouri. It was built in 1903 as St. Joseph's Parochial School. On June 1, 1918 after an extensive fundraiser of US$25,000 ($353,769 in 2021) it was repurposed as Kansas City's first hospital for Black people by Dr. John Edward Perry and his wife Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry, who was the daughter of Rosetta Douglass and granddaughter of Frederick Douglass. It entered the Kansas City Register of Historic Places in 2007 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 2020. The owner is 1826 Forest Re Holdings LLC, which is rehabilitating the property into office space, preferably for tenants in the medical field for consistency with its heritage.


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