|City/Town: • Pawnee
|Location Class: • Hospital • Residential
|Built: • 1968 | Abandoned: • 2005
|Status: • Abandoned • Gutted
|Photojournalist: • Michael Schwarz • Mary Evans
This single-story building was built in 1968, was last used in 1996, and contains approximately 11,383 square feet of space. The building is situated on approximately 5.1 Acres. The former nursing home includes 29 resident rooms and 4 baths. Resident rooms are 10-feet by 17-feet in size. Pawnee Care Center was a nursing home located in a small neighborhood. It was referred to as “A lost cause.” Many patients or relatives of patients were displeased with the hospitality starting about the late 80’s or 90’s. Many people started to use other nearby nursing homes. Finally when Pawnee Care Center only had three residents left, they had no choice but to close the facility. Now the Care Center sits in the ground at a slant slowly decaying.
Pawnee officer shoots, kills attacker – Tulsa World Article
PAWNEE — The assistant chief of police shot and killed a burglary suspect after the suspect stabbed him in the face Saturday night, authorities said. According to Pawnee Police Chief Herb Adson, the suspect attacked officers inside the building, stabbing assistant chief Calvin Brown in the face. Adson said Brown then shot and killed the suspect, identified as 25-year-old J.D. Gonzalez. Brown’s injuries were apparently not life threatening, but he was taken to a Stillwater hospital Saturday evening and released Sunday morning, officials said. Brown and a tribal officer responded to the report of a burglary about 8 p.m. Saturday. Gonzalez reportedly ran and barricaded himself into an abandoned nursing home in the 800 block of Ninth Street, said Jessica Brown, spokeswoman with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The OSBI in conducting an investigation into the shooting and will turn its findings over to the Pawnee County district attorney, Jessica Brown said. Adson said Calvin Brown, a 15-year veteran of the Pawnee police force, is on routine paid leave while the incident is investigated.
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