Hosted by Eden Housing
A grand re-opening of two recent rehabilitation projects in Gilroy, The Redwoods Apartments (24 family units) and Wheeler Manor (117 units for seniors) to showcase improvements made to the property and celebrate our partnerships, residents and community. We are pleased to welcome partners that were vital to the completion of this project, city officials, local public representatives, Eden staff, residents and local community members to the event.
More information about the Projects: Building A at Wheeler Manor is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was constructed in 1929 to serve as a community hospital and remained in operation through 1989. Wheeler Hospital, as it was known, was constructed by the famous California architect William Weeks and is typical of the Mediterranean style used by Weeks in Gilroy from 1921 to 1934. When it was built in 1929, the Wheeler Hospital was the only hospital in the state to be equipped with nurse call buttons in the patient rooms. While the hospital has since been converted to 22 affordable housing apartments for seniors, the apartments still have an emergency call system, which is being upgraded through the rehabilitation project.
Wheeler Manor which added the newer Building B, opened as a senior housing complex in 1993, with 110 apartments. Important historical components of Wheeler Hospital were retained during the renovation, including the original foundation and walls, clay tile roof, double hung windows, arched entrance and tile inlay. The rehabilitation added seven new units by adaptively using former office space, bringing the total to 117 apartments, and a new satellite senior health center operated by On Lok, which joins Live Oak Adult Day Care in offering vital services onsite. In ten years, this classic building will celebrate 100 years of service to the citizens of Gilroy.