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Quaker Windows & Doors is proud to count nearly 100 veterans and current military members among our employee family. We salute each of them, and all veterans nationwide. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your bravery.
In honor of Veteran’s Day , we wanted to share a recent project that Quaker Commercial Windows & Doors supplied products for. We were extremely honored to have our windows chosen for the award-winning renovation of V.A. Building 207 in West Los Angeles, a project which is now providing housing for homeless and at-risk veterans.
Renovations to Building 207 on the West Los Angeles V.A. campus were completed earlier this year after a tedious 3-year undertaking. Discussions of renovating the entire campus were broached as far back as 2007. However, nothing really began shaking until West LA Veterans Collective LLC — a non-profit partnership between Century Housing, Thomas Safran & Associates, and U.S. VETS — came into the picture in 2018.
By 2020, work had started on Building 207, a 3-story, U-shaped structure. Keeping its historical appearance was key to the development team. For the task of replacing windows, Quaker was the easy choice, with historical products and expertise that’s unmatched in the industry.
Through authorized Quaker partner, Quality Homes, Doors & Windows in nearby Van Nuys, more than 260 historically-correct Quaker H-Series windows were requisitioned, and once completed, the transformation was remarkable. The collaboration earned an award from the metro L.A. branch of American Society of Engineers (ASCE) for “Outstanding Urban or Land Development Project of 2023”.
Building 207 now offers 59 fully-furnished apartments to homeless and at-risk veterans, with more campus buildings slated for similar renovations.
In 1888, three gentlemen donated the land which now comprises the West Los Angeles V.A. Campus. The original intent of the property was to provide institutional residential care for Union soldiers who were permanently disabled during the Civil War.
The campus evolved over the years, moving away from residential care to clinical care, while also providing health services under the Veterans Health Administration arm of the V.A.. Between 1937-1946, seven buildings were constructed on the grounds, including Building 207. All seven sported a Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival facade, and all were tabbed to be neuropsychiatric hospitals.
In more recent years, these seven buildings would be used for various purposes. Building 207, for instance, would be leased to the Salvation Army for their Transitional Housing program. The entire West LA VA campus, nearly 400 acres in size, was added to the National Register in 2014. Nine years later, Building 207 has found a new life for itself, while also giving a new life to its new tenants.
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