LINDA RAY INTERVENTION CENTER
FROM THE BEGINNING


The challenge was to convert this 24 unit apartment complex into as

much usable  space as possible to house as many children as possible.



Development team consisted of Architect  Charles Crumpton, 
the

owner of HMS Electric, Harry Steele,

Wendell Ray, Secretary/Treasurer and Project Manager for Infants In Need,

  and  Dr. Keith Scott who with his Staff developed the research

program to be utilized at the Center.



This rendering was presented to the Officers and Board of

Infants In Need along with plans, which were accepted.

  Procurement of permits with City and  County approval began as

well as developing a construction team with the Unions.


This courtyard area was to be demolished and built over giving a

huge playroom downstairs and a meeting/class room

of equal size up stairs.



demolition began in full force in early 1991.



MMajor demolition was required. This shot is in front of the old

courtyard facing all of the 24 apartments that fronted on

the courtyard.


Reconstruction began in late 1991 continuing on into 1992

making  significant progress until August 1992 when disaster

struck in the way of Hurricane Andrew.

The Center was completed and the UM led research program

began in Fall of 1993.


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