2023 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse
Celadon Partners preserved and reinvigorated the Maywood Supportive Living facility, not only restoring the long-vacant historic structure but giving local seniors a dignified and quality place to call home. The project involved redeveloping the five-story, Tudor Revival-style building constructed in 1929 and 1930. Original features like wood trim, terrazzo floors and stucco and brick facades were refurbished and modern amenities were added to create 100 senior living units. The building was previously home to the Central Baptist Retirement Home, which abruptly closed more than 15 years ago, causing residents to be displaced and leaving a void where there was once a community anchor. Today, the 133,000-square-foot, all-inclusive assisted living facility provides housing and supportive care services and amenities for seniors. The building is included in the National Register of Historic Places, which enabled the project team to benefit from historic preservation tax credits. Maywood Supportive Living received federal and Illinois state historic rehabilitation tax credits and, because the project received HOME funding from HUD, it also underwent a Section 106 historic design review by the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office. These tax credits helped the project team bring new life to the former Baptist Home.
(Photo courtesy Maywood Supportive Living)