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Fort Gibson 1870s Historic Hospital

About the Rehabilitation

Before the OHS acquired the property in the early 1980s, the hospital was a private residence for more than 70 years.

The first phase of rehabilitation was completed in 2017 and addressed problems with the building’s structural integrity and gave the building a much-needed new roof. Zenith Construction of Tahlequah was awarded the construction contract. Zenith Construction previously worked with the OHS on the construction of the Visitor Center at Honey Springs Battlefield in Checotah.

Funds for the project were provided through the maintenance of state buildings revolving fund managed by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission and OHS maintenance funds.