Interview with Gary Wade of Oakwood Village

Interviewer: Matthies, Roland
Date: 1/8/1992
Length: 1.90
Interview Topics: Discussion of his contribution as a member of the board for building Oakwood Village retirement home; talks of his original concept and his work in obtaining the required financing to get construction started.

This is an interview by Roland Matthies for the use by Oakwood Center and perhaps the Clark County Heritage Center to understand the beginnings of Oakwood Retirement Village here in Springfield. I have Gary with me today with the idea of exploring the very beginning of how the plans got off the paper and into construction. He’s going to be devious, he says, because of a memory problem. Gary Wade. Tell us of your background and how you got interested in doing this job and how you got it done.