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Southeast side and front door
|Location||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Original use||St. Joseph's Parochial School|
|Rebuilt||June 1, 1918|
|Restored by||1826 Forest Re Holdings LLC|
|Current use||Historical restoration|
|Owner||1826 Forest Re Holdings LLC|
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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